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Sesame Beginnings: Potty Time! (Sesame Street)

Toddler Grover and his Sesame Street friends are just beginning to learn about potty training. This interactive board books talks directly to readers, even allowing them to "flush" a potty at the end. A perfect introduction to the issue of toilet training for toddlers and their parents and care givers!

Series: Sesame Beginnings

Board book: 12 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (September 26, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0375836950

ISBN-13: 978-0375836954

Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 7.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #660,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #138 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Toilet Training

Age Range: Baby and up

Grade Level: Preschool and up

This book is an excellent potty-training book for little ones to read. It is a board book, which helps, but it also presents a variety of characters who are all at different stages of being ready to use the potty on their own. This gives your child the opportunity to decide how do they feel about their own situation -- are they ready to try or not? The one who isn't ready in the book is also "OK" -- there is no judgement against not being ready. But it is a big celebration for the one who just did it for the first time. Very positive and not pushing.I found this book to be more appealing to my child than either "Too Big for Diapers" or "The Potty Book for Boys", which we also have for him to read while trying... Both those books are a little more instructive or pushy than this book is.

I guess based on the other reviews and the price, I expected more. This book seems really short to me. It covers the potty habits of 4 of Grover's Sesame Street friends (some of them like to potty - some aren't ready to potty and that's ok - etc.). It just seemed a little brief to me and didn't have much meat to it. My 2 year old son thought it was ok - but he isn't excited about it the way some of the other reviewers' children seemed to be. And I expected more from the flush the potty feature on the last page. It is a paper lever that is really easy to pull off if you have a child who is less than delicate with books (a board book with a flimsy paper pull tab seems contradictory to me...give me something a little sturdier...). I think the book is over priced for what you get (and if you buy it used, make sure the paper flush handle is intact before you buy - because that's really the only feature that makes this book stand out and it probably won't last multiple children).

My 2 year old daughter loved this book. We used it on her Potty Party day, and she still loves to read it. It has been really helpful in getting her to try to go to the bathroom before we leave to go somewhere. In the book Zoe always goes before she leaves! I would recommend this book to others!

This is a very simple book and I think that is part of its appeal. We started reading it to our son just after he turned one, and it was just a book. It wasn't only for the bathroom, or intended to help train him, but we treated it like any other book. I don't know how people can expect a book to potty train their children. Books like this shouldn't need to be instructional- the parents need to show them what to do. We had this and a few other potty books on the bookshelf (he also loved- and still loves- Too Big for Diapers) and we just read them when he chose them. We figured it would just gradually get him used to the idea, and when he was ready he'd do it. Well, at about 28 months, with very little prodding from us, he decided to wear big boy underwear and he kept them dry! He had his share of accidents, and it was a few more months before he'd poop in the potty, but overall he's done really well (he's almost 3 now). He still sometimes says "bye-bye pee-pee or poo-poo" like Grover does on the last page, and he still likes to read it occasionally. I highly recommend this and Too Big for Diapers for younger children to just get them used to the idea of using a potty.

Cute book! My toddler especially liked the last page where you can flush Grover's pee down the toilet. I bought this book because it was made by Sesame Beginnings and I am a huge fan of their DVDs. This book is really colorful and cute and immediately caught my toddler's attention.

My toddler is 17 months and loves Grover. It is too early to potty train, but we introuced the book to start the training conversation. She picks out the book several times a day and loves the "flush" action at the end.

Since my 2-year-old loves Sesame Street, this was a big hit with her. She still likes to read it, and it's a good reminder/refresher when she has an accident and needs to hear what a big girl she is for using the potty.

This book is very colorful and has a few of the sesame street characters (grover, zoey, bert, ernie, and big bird.) It is a brief book with 10 pages and about 2 or 3 sentences per page, but for my child that enough to keep their interest. It talks about sitting on the potty before leaving the house, being ready to use the potty, being curious about the potty, and not being ready to use it. It also mentions accidents. The last page allows your child to "flush" the potty. Its a paper lever that drains the potty. I bought this discounted online through walmart for $3 but the $5.99 is what I have seen others normally price it at.Very happy with this book overall and my child loves seeing their favorite characters and flushing the potty.

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