At some point, every child has a beloved comfort object. So does each Sesame Street character, and this book tells all about them: Elmo’s beloved plush doll, David; Cookie’s soft blankie; Ernie’s Rubber Duckie; Zoe’s doll, Mimi; Big Bird’s soft, stuffed bear, Radar; and others. Gentle rhyming text reassures babies and toddlers that it’s okay to have their own special lovies. A padded-cloth cover makes this board book especially comforting and cuddly.
This Sesame Beginnings board book tackles the topic of making mistakes. Separate vignettes show the Sesame Babies making small blunders, such as tipping a bowl of cereal or tearing a page in a book. In each instance, the little one is reassured that it's okay to make mistakes—because everybody does sometimes—and that a remedy is at hand. The oopsies are those common to all children, and the tone throughout is soothing and supportive. A simple pull-tab at the end lets tots help Elmo set his own "OOPS!" (a cup of spilled milk) to rights.
Baby and toddler firsts are always cause for celebration. This Sesame Beginnings board book highlights several firsts, among them: smile, wave, word, step, haircut—each of which is another developmental step on the path to being a big kid! Little ones are encouraged throughout to remember their own first of each milestone, or to ask the adult reader to help them visualize it. A touch-and-feel element that simulates the trimmings of Baby Grover's first haircut adds to the interactivity.
Toddler Grover and his Sesame Street friends are just beginning to learn about potty training. This interactive board books talks directly to readers and allows them to "flush" a potty at the end. A perfect introduction to the issue of toilet training for toddlers and their parents and care givers!
Tummies, Tummies everywhere! What do little ones do with tummies? They crawl on them, listen to them rumble, fill them with yummy food, wiggle and scratch them—and lots more. Sesame Beginnings offers a charming, rhyming ode to the home of the belly button—a body part everyone has in common, and the target of tickles, giggles, and general fun. And there’s a touch-and-feel tummy on the last page!
Material: Board Book
Brand: Random House
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