Initially, Perfectly Maggie was written for our seven grandchildren. Realizing that all children deserve positive self-esteem, we started E3 Publishing to make it available to everyone.
Perfectly Maggie is recommended for ages 3 through 8. However, every child is different. You know your child best. My grandson loved the story and sharing game at two years old. One of my friends has a ten-year-old niece who loves Perfectly Maggie®!
Firstly, Perfectly Maggie® is written in rhyme because children love rhyming books! Listening to verses helps children practice patterns and improve memorization skills. Recognizing rhythms can increase a child’s phonetic abilities. Many experts feel, practicing these qualities can help master study skills down the road.
No, you don’t have to read the book every night, but your child might want to hear it again as they cuddle their own Maggie plush. Most importantly, don’t forget to sign the Puppy Pact on the last page. Making the commitment to do the Sharing Game every night is the key to empowering your child through kindness. Sharing a kind deed, you each did during the day is a comforting way say goodnight. Your child will drift off to sleep feeling good about themselves and safe and secure in your care. It’s fun to include visitors in the Sharing Game, too!
You can make the Sharing Game as short or long as you like. The important thing is the consistency of having a specific “sharing” time every evening. Some nights there will be a lot to share, and other nights your sleepyhead may want to get to sleep.
After you and your child share the kind acts you did during the day, use the bonus pop-up booklet to applaud your child’s good deed. Read the front of the booklet then slowly, open it up. With a wag of Maggie’s tail, your child will know, “Hooray, today you were perfectly YOU!”
Perfectly Maggie combines the most basic and essential ingredients for building healthy self-esteem in our children. Experts agree, a sense of acceptance, a feeling of belonging, and an awareness of capabilities are the core of how we feel about ourselves. Reading Perfectly Maggie, the first step to helping your child begins by signing the Puppy Pact. This is a commitment between parent and child. They both promise to share special time every night, telling about a kind act each has done during the day. This nightly Sharing Game helps parents develop a relationship with their children. “Without a relationship, your rules, your words and your actions mean nothing.” (Dr. Kevin Leman, Psychologist, Author) When parents accept and applaud their child’s kind behavior, the child is less likely to seek acceptance from a peer group.
A sense of belonging is vital to building healthy self-esteem. The family is the first and most important community a child will join. Traditions, routines, and sharing feelings reinforces your family values. Solidifying these values will keep your child’s self-esteem strong as challenges arise.
The act of being purposely kind during the day will help your child understand their own competence. “Children become competent when they experience life first hand.” (Dr. Kevin Leman, Psychologist, Author). The Sharing Game in Perfectly Maggie encourages our little ones to think up their own act of kindness every day. This gives them a feeling of accomplishment … something earned.
“Healthy self-esteem is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children!” (Dr. Lydia Linan, Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, Univ. of Penn.)
Currently, the book and Maggie dog cannot be purchased separately. We are looking into making this available sometime in 2019.
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Not yet but look for them in 2019!
Yes, Perfectly Maggie is an introductory book. Maggie and her sibling pals have many adventures ahead as they empower children through lessons of kindness!