Young children accustomed to expressing themselves with tantrums, gestures, or simple silence need to learn that using their words is the best way to make their thoughts and feelings heard. This book helps kids learn to say 'please' and 'thank you' and express themselves in productive ways.
It's Time to Start Using Your Words is written by child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro and includes language development information and advice for parents. Reading this book at storytime is a great way to encourage your child to communicate with words and leave crying and shyness behind.
About the Author
Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, is an internationally known child psychologist and parenting expert in Norwalk, CT. He has written over fifty books for parents, children, and mental health professionals.
Hideko Takahashi was born and raised in Japan. She graduated from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She has illustrated many children's books, including Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems. Her favorite things to paint are kids, bugs, and dogs.