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Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrator: Marieka Heinlen
Publisher: Free spirit Publishing
Published: March/April 2015
Aimed at youngsters aged 4 to 7 years old, this book explains the appropriate times to use loud (outside) and quiet (indoor) voices, states throughout that voices are not for yelling and gives strategies for youngsters to use to help themselves calm down and not yell. It is colourfully illustrated throughout and these images will be easy for children to relate to and could easily be used to stimulate discussions regarding their content.
At the end of the book there is an additional section which contains “Tips and Activities for Caregivers and Parents”. This is full of useful strategies which may be used to help adults help children in their care to use appropriate volume levels when talking to others. This is a great book and I suspect the tips at the end would be very useful to anyone starting working with groups of children, whether this is in a school setting or just having a few extra children round to visit! This is a lovely book to share with young children, especially any who have problems controlling the volume of their voice and one that has sensible, easily adopted, advice for parents, teaching assistants and teachers, too!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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