This book was sent to me free of charge
Have you ever felt like your kids are doing things just to irritate you? You ask your child over and over and over again to dress up and brush his teeth while he decides to read a book or play with shampoo bottles. You push for compliance – he disappears into his room to play with a paper airplane. Sounds familiar? By the time I get three kids out of the house, I often need a nap!
However, what I needed was a book, and this one is written to build a bridge between kids and adults. Dana Abraham’s The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day: Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do is a great helping tool for tired parents and fun activity book for the kids.
Anyone who has a child with special needs, big or small, knows the challenges a school year brings. Growing up, I spent a lot of time trying to understand what was wrong with me. While I tried to be like other kids and worked very hard, I often felt unsmart. Adults were irritated with me, and I was frustrated with myself.
This book helps kids understand why they do things the way they do and even teaches them to communicate it back to us, adults, through a variety of tools. Often found in the craft sections of the book stores, The Superkids Activity Guide to conquering every day is anything but another craft book.
The Superkids Manifesto
Don’t skip over the first pages – one of them just might be hiding the solution to many of your problems. Your kid is awesome, and you know it but does he? My daughter has a hard time getting ready for the day. Instead of thinking about the greatness of the upcoming she seems to concentrate on what might go wrong. If this is your child too – you need The Superkids Manifesto. Find it on the front pages of the book, copy it, and hang it on the wall! In my family, we read it together twice a day – first thing in the morning and right before bed at night. She knows she is a super kid – she just needs to be reminded of it often.
Good Morning, but is it?
Mornings are hard. I often try very hard not to lose my sanity while getting kids up and running. The first chapter of this book is titled Rocking Morning Routines, and it is about to change how you do your morning things. This chapter of the book is full of bright ideas how to go from morning chores to morning fun – a simple morning routine chart will remind your kids what still has to be done, while the backpack charms will make sure the backpack is packed and ready to go. Stretching routines will get the kids ready for the day mentally, and the time-saving activities might get you out of the house earlier.
The other topics covered in the book are the meal hacks for picky eaters, and night time rituals for those who have a hard time settling down to bed, great learning secrets for kids who can’t stand still, and play ideas to get you and your child closer.
The burrito game was always our favorite one. Tight squeeze burrito rolls is an excellent calming down activities that can easily add to any good night routine.
For an extra challenge make your burritos do a wall stand! Even my toddler sushi roll wanted to join this activity!
Get Super Kids Activity Guide on Amazon or a local store and have fun with it!