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Summary of the story included in the book: Tina doesn't want to go to kindergarten because she will miss Mommy too much. Bobby offers to teach her a real super power that will help her feel happy and strong.
This delightful book is used in PreK-8th grade classrooms to teach a simple “tool” to respond more positively to ANY situation. Following the story, the “Notes for the Reader” section focuses more on the “super power” and how to reinforce it on a regular basis. Activities are included along with access to Free online videos and Writing Activity downloads.
King, an author, teacher, and school counselor, wants to teach everyone powerful skills that she shares regularly with elementary and middle school students and their families. These tools may seem simple, but they literally change the chemicals in your brain and cause you to “Power-Up”!
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I'm a school counselor & practice techniques for positive mental, physical, and spiritual growth. I strive to spread peace in all that I do. I'm passionate about sharing strategies to empower families while developing emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) and resiliency in children and adults. With that as my goal, I work to bring 'Mrs. King’s Toolbox Series' to kids of ALL ages at home and school.
The youngest of five children, I grew up in Southern California and love being around kids. I am the proud mother of two sons and grandmother of a two wonderful children. I have been enjoying life with my husband for over 37 years. I earned a BA in Social Relations from the University of California, Riverside while focusing on early childhood education. A few years later, I received both Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials on my way to a Masters Degree in Education. Although I loved teaching, I wanted to be able to spend more time with the most at risk students so went back to school for my School Counseling (PPS) Credential.
While counseling students in grades K-12, I looked for a way to effectively help more families while addressing Emotional Intelligence (also known as EI or EQ). Increasing EQ makes children more resilient when faced with bullying or any other stressors. I saw the need to introduce empowering, positive, mental health strategies ("Super Powers") at an early age. Parents needed to learn how to use, and reinforce, those strategies/tools in order for them to become life changing habits. Writing a hybrid children’s, parenting, and self-help book was the answer.
“Mrs. King’s Toolbox Series” was launched in March of 2014 with the debut of my first book, 'I Don’t Want to Go to Kindergarten…I’ll Miss You Toooo Much!' Although the specific challenge in this book involves starting school, the skill taught will empower your child (and you) through ANY difficult situation encountered in life. I absolutely love sharing my book with children, parents, and educators. I follow my passion for helping others by working as a school counselor, making author visits, and sharing free information on my website: http://www.abcabetterme.com.
This book is perfect for all children and especially kindergarteners. I will read it to my students the first week of school and am getting a copy for my partner teacher as well as a copy for each of the district's 6 school libraries. It has a great message and shows children and all that they do have control and can be in charge of their feelings. So happy you wrote this book. Can't wait for the rest.
I have used this book with children in my therapy practice. Several of them responded well to it and felt encouraged by the idea of gaining a super power to support their scary transition into school. I think it would be best used before the school year starts and could be used for preschoolers, too.
Maureen King does a wonderful job depicting the fears of young children as they enter their first big stage in life; starting school. Not only are these fears acknowledged, but they are also dealt with by showing children the coping skills of making friends and "powering up". I had the wonderful opportunity of observing children as the author read the book to them. They were very engaged in the story line and receptive to the subject matter. I would highly recommend this book for young children, their siblings, parents and teachers.I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten...I'll Miss You Toooo Much!
I read Maureen King's I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten...I'll Miss You Toooo Much! with my daughter. She really enjoyed it. The timing was appropriate because she is attending preschool this fall. I am sure my daughter is experiencing the same emotions as the little girl in the book. Her favorite part is when they learn how to change their emotions. She always wants to try to push down my arm, but she can't because I'm thinking happy thoughts. The book is also well illustrated. A great find!
This is a must read for entering kindergarden parents to share with their children and for pre-K teachers as well. The story is one that children will readily relate to, with the bonus of a strategy to help with any anxiety the child may be feeling about going to school. The strategy can be applied when the child grows older to sleep overs and going away trips. I look forward to more from "Mrs. King's toolbox." The beautiful illustrations will engage both parents and children.
I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten I'll Miss You Too Much by Maureen King Note from the author about techniques used not only for entering kindergarten but high school, moving, etc. She strives to teach others how to cope and gain specific skills to practice daily for smooth transitions. Story starts out with Tina just being woken by her mom and she wants hugs and kisses. They are going school shooing after breakfast. Tina really doesn't even want to go to school but her mom tells her it's going to be fun and she will love it. They meet up with others school shopping and they know them also and Tina is reassured from Bobby that she will just love school. They are invited to Bobby's house so they can show them how to use super powers so they won't be so sad. Emotions and strength play a part in what is shown, so cool! Notes for the reader are included at the end. Activity directions are given. Page where child gets to place their name and happy memories Special kindle bonus pages Other resources are listed at the end as well. Penguin coloring pages are included.
I read this book via a KINDLE Unlimited download. As a book reviewer after reading/reviewing quite a few books individual books and anthologies of various degrees of heat in my favorite genre that of romance, my inner child desired to read something geared for it. So when I came across the title of this book, “I Don’t Want to Go to Kindergarten,” my mind quickly recalled how frighten I’d been my first day of going there.
As a child leaving one of the best friends you had at that age, your mother, a friend who had always been ready to play games with you, you felt frighten, carried on and cried. Do you remember that day? I for one do, and having a book like this might have eased the “traumatic” experience.
Ms. King has done a marvelous job in creating this book. First, it operates on two levels in dealing with the child reading it; it has the normal text and illustrations as any book for readers of the age group this book has been created for, but it then becomes interactive as it continuously asks [through pop-ups] its reader questions reading what they’ve read and their personal feelings about it. This produces a very subliminal effect in child’s mind where they can see themselves.
The book then includes tools which help the parent or pre-school educator, etc. how to enhance and reinforce the child’s learning experience. All-in-all I feel this book would a great tool for parents to use in helping their child getting over this period of their lives, which is why I’ve given it 5 STARS.
I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten...I'll Miss You Tooo Much! is a must read. I bought this book for my niece and she adores this book. My sister also uses the book in her Pre-K class to encourage those students who are apprehensive about entering kindergarten. This book can be used for all ages really. We experience new beginnings/changes in our lives that cause anxiety. The author captures those fears and empowers children to overcome those fears with their "super powers".
I ordered this book for my daughter when she entered kindergarten as she was feeling really anxious. Loved that purchasing it directly from the author meant that I was able to get a signed copy, so I had it signed to both my son and daughter.
The book is a great tool for helping kids understand the importance of the power of positive thinking and it gives them (and the adults around them) a common language regarding channeling that positive thinking to "power up."
As a school counselor, I have shared this book with many families as well who have had anxious children, and they also have appreciated this book.
Loved it! Should be "required reading" to all kinder kids...I read the story to my granddaughter...she immediately went to each person visiting and performed the strength test with them...then she explained why she was able to move their arms and they needed to have happier thoughts... Great way to introduce elementary kids to a different way of dealing with feelings and stressful situations.
I am a Kindergarten Teacher and I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I ordered 3 books, one for me and 2 for my co-workers, and I cannot wait until the school year starts, to give it to them. Very cute. I also have a niece that is going to enter Kindergarten this year, and I will be giving her one as well.
I LOVED this book! Have ready it to my grand children and they love reading it over and over. It's a great book for kids going into Kindergarten and any age really as lots of things can be scary to them, and it shows how wonderful and exciting new things can be.
The author is a school counselor. She uses her expertise to develop a “Powering Up” stress management technique to help us deal with challenging situations. The activity used in this book proves that the body can instantly respond to a change in our thoughts. This book is made interactive by tapping on the pages. White includes instructions on how to reinforce the super power method and links to videos and workshops that can be used to practice the technique. White presents a story that features Tina, a young girl who is fearful about beginning kindergarten. While shopping for a backpack, Tina and her mom meet Bobby and his mom. Bobby shares with Tina that he has developed a super power in preschool that he will teach her. The next day Bobby introduces Tina to Paddy Penguin, a puppet that can help make our muscles strong. He shows Tina that happy thoughts can make one strong. These techniques can be practiced by children or adults of any age to manage any challenging situation. Recommended for parents and teachers.
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book from Goodreads. Not only is this a wonderful book for the preschool child transitioning to kindergarten, but it is extremely helpful to parents and teachers. The length of the book will hold little ones' attention and give parents some tips on easing their child's separation anxiety . I wish this book was around when my son went to kindergarten.
I won this book through the Goodreads Giveaways. Maureen King is amazing at what she does. I wish she was my teacher when I was in school. The lesson she taught in this book was very memorable and it was easy to understand and incorporate into your every day life. The power demonstrated in this book is extremely useful in almost every situation in life. I love how this is part of a series which different super powers to handle difficult situations. Her books will hell parents deal with any situations with children and help children deals with every day problems. I am impressed with her works. The illustrations done by Tracey Taylor Arvidson were beautiful. I was totally blown away.
Such a sweet and simple early introduction to skills our kids need and can actually learn to face fears and get through the new and the scary. They look at us wide eyed, begging for help and we say “Don’t worry”, “You’ll be fine”, “Be brave”. This book shows little ones how to find and hang onto their own power and calm when life overwhelms. Kids love this book! So do I!