Is your child ready to potty train? Are you wondering how to start, when to…
The weather is beautiful here in the UK and it seems that every parent has decided to potty train their child!
And in today's blog post, I will recommend you some Montessori aligned Potty training books for children.
I find them Montessori friendly because they have real pictures or reality-based illustrations. They also describe the process without the need for praise and rewards. Going on the toilet can be a natural process in your child's development. It doesn't need to be praised, rewarded and encouraged in any pushy way.
Some children may need more support if they have been used to wear nappy without any awareness of their bowel and bladder movements. In this case, preparing your child with books might be useful. Often children really like any "poo" talks and like to compare with how animals are doing it.
So here is my selection!
The pictures are real albeit a bit vintage. The process of going to the toilet is explained very simply and respectfully.
This engaging and sweet, funny lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rain forest.
With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or she has a place to poop, too. While reinforcing the concept of toilet training, Where's the Poop? gives children the confidence they need.
For each animal, there are three flaps. On the tiger spread, for example, the tiger says, "My playful cub, did you make a poop?" "Yes, Daddy," replies the cub. "And now I feel much better." The child lifts the flaps and sees mommy tiger in a smimming hole, then his playful big brothers...and with the third flap, "There's the poop!"
What's a potty for? How do I wee in my potty? When can I use a big toilet? This entertaining book is the perfect potty-training aid to help children move out of nappies… and into pants! With over 30 flaps to lift, gentle humour and easy-to-understand text on every page.
What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surprisingly charming book, and discover how much poo an elephant does, and what you can do with poo... There's even a Who did these poos? quiz. A very informative little book!
Shows how creatures throughout the animal world--including humans--deal with the products of digestion.
Maybe not that Montessori aligned as the animals are talking (but still act like animals).
This hilarious picture book tells the tale of a little mole who wakes up one morning only to have one of the other animals 'do its business' on his head. The Little Mole then sets out to track down the culprit to exact his revenge in his own little way.
Do you have any other recommendations? If yes, let me know in a comment!
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Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.
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