Stephanie Scott has written a lovely book to teach children valuable lessons in self-control. In times such as now during the era of social-distancing, life can present all types of new challenges which are completely out of our control. Our normal daily routines have been replaced with new territory and stressors which make navigating our way through these new roads set forth of us extremely hard. Scott’s debut, Buckle Up: A Children’s Imaginary Journey About Self-Control provides kids and their parents the tools they need to master the bumpy road ahead.
The book features Nini, a charming and wise little bird, who serves as the guide for the book’s readers through a delightful interactive and imaginary journey throughout the pages of the story. Nini encourages children to “buckle up” and tackle life’s obstacles with positive thinking all the while empowering them to practice self-control.
Nini is always there to remind the reader to use safety precautions for whatever lies ahead and gives the best advice on how to skillfully and patiently make wise, healthy decisions. The cute feathered friend provides prompts and guidance such as:
“I am PATIENT. I can wait.”
Words of affirmation we can all use and implement in our daily self-talk.
The vibrant illustrations by Olga Barinova are perfectly familiar and relatable to the reader in providing examples of everyday situations on the road to mastering self-control. Scott has masterfully created an invaluable tool for families, educators, behavioral counselors and psycho-therapists to utilize in assisting children develop crucial life skills that will help them successfully drive the road toward their futures.
Including Printables & BuckleUp Reading Prompts
About the Author:
Stephanie Scott was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where she has devoted her professional life to educating families and educators on the social-emotional development of children. Through her work, she hopes to provide opportunities for children to learn about communicating needs, regulating emotions, and coping with difficult situations.
A fun fact about the author: The inspiration for Nini in “Buckle Up” came from her childhood nickname.
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