When the little teddy bears in the Main Street Toy Store watch the colorful new arrivals get homes, they try to find a way to be special too. Find out what Big Teddy Bear knows about how special the little teddy bears already are. Within this story the little teddy bears discover that it's not what you look like on the outside; it's the love you have within that counts. This book encourages self-love and acceptance, which fosters self-esteem. Additional learning opportunities within the story: Basic Concepts; colors, shapes and counting. Contrasts and Opposites; size, open/closed, day/night Order and Sequence; routine, before/after Coping with Feelings and Situations; jealousy, inferiority, individuality, and cooperation.
About the Author
Elaine Lombardi is married 43 years, the mother of four children and a devoted grandmother. Her career background has been in early childhood education as a former preschool teacher and director of education. She is currently a board Certified Holistic Health Coach and established author of health and wellness self-help articles and books. She was inspired to write her first children's book Big Teddy Bear: The colorful new arrivals from watching the joy her late Aunt Gloria Grasso got from writing children's stories and her late mother Lucille Perrin who encouraged her to pursue publishing her stories. Elaine resides with her husband Michael in the Orange County area of Southern California.