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It's Hard to Be a Verb!
Louis is a verb! He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it's the wrong something. It's hard to be a verb! My knees start itching, my toes start twitching, my skin gets jumpy, others get grumpy. When it comes to sitting still it's just not my deal. Haven't you heard... I am a verb! Louis mom teaches him how to focus by ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by National Center for Youth Issues
(first published 2008)
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What I love about Julia Cook's stories is they are all common situations that kids experience but tackled in a fun and interesting way. Its Hard to Be a Verb is no different. Some kids find it hard to sit still - their bodies need to move. Verbs are doing words and lets face it, someone who is Hyperactive is always doing something. This book helps open a discussion about how it is hard to keep your body still sometimes, but for kids with ADHD its even harder. There are no labels or diagnoses in ...more
If you have a child that has trouble focusing in school (or at home while doing homework, which is the case in our house), whether they have ADHD or not, this book is worth the read. It gives suggestions on how to manage the "wiggles" some kids get when they are expected to sit for too long before the wiggles get them into trouble.