by María Estela Edward
“My Calming Backpack” is a story of easy understanding, that presents efficient strategies that can be used by parents, teachers and therapists to teach our children the value of respect, acceptance of individual differences, problem-solving skills, and self-determination. It also provides them the opportunity to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and to recognize the power they have to choose what they really need and face specific situations.
WHAT SPECIALISTS ARE SAYING: “My Calming Backpack” is a fantastic tool that can be used by parents, teachers, and therapists, giving us the opportunity to encourage love, acceptance, and empathy in our children from a very early age. It also allows us to stimulate early literacy, language development, identification of emotions, and problem- solving skills. The materials that Melvin puts inside her sister’s backpack to help her feel calm and happy, can be used in our daily practice as basic instruments to inspire a comfortable mood that will facilitate our interaction with the children we serve.
Leticia Pérez-Ortuno, Infant and Toddler Development Expert