Young children learn that they get lots of chances to try again every day.
Oops! We all make mistakes. This reassuring book shows toddlers that mistakes are okay and helps them build resilience and independence. “Try-again time is learn-and-grow time. Take it slow . . . Ready—set—GO!” With gentle guidance on how to cope with the big feelings that come with making mistakes, young children are encouraged to think positively about their abilities and to keep trying.
A timely addition to the beloved Toddler ToolsⓇ series, Try-Again Time helps young children develop a growth mindset, learn how to persevere, and practice self-regulation skills. The back of the book provides active suggestions and tips for adults to manage try-again time together. “You might need two tries, or three, or MORE . . . that’s what trying again is for!”
Toddler Tools® series Daily transitions and routines can be a struggle for any toddler, as well as parents and caregivers. These award-winning, positive books can help ease the many challenging “times” that are a part of every toddler’s day. Share them before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Select titles are available in English-Spanish bilingual editions.
Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children, now ages 13 and 8, are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.
These days she writes books for toddlers to teens, and everything in between. She especially loves creating new board book series for toddlers—the latest series is Toddler Tools™, which helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). The Best Behavior™ series helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior.
Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn™ series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social/emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary– and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.
A very important book about being willing to try and try again. Toddlers and preschoolers are so busy trying new things and, when you're trying to do so many new things, you're bound to fail at some of them, sometimes over and over but it's important to try again!
I appreciate the tips for caregivers in the back of the book, many of them are very important things to remember.
I'm not completely in love with these illustrations but they do fit the book well and have good racial diversity.