Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues (April 15, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.2 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #540,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #122 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Toilet Training #1335 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Parenting > Early Childhood
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Cute book. Love the idea of a tally sheet or sticker chart keeping track of when the child wins (when the child uses the potty) or when the pee and poo win (when the child doesn't make it to the potty in time, has an accident, or goes in their diaper). Most little kids like a fun little competition or game, and this is a fun twist on the classic sticker chart just when the child uses the potty. It rhymed and held my kiddo's attention. Nice full color pages, good quality paper. Would recommend.
We bought a couple of potty training books, but this one seemed to catch our 2.5 year old's attention the most! She really liked Stanley! The funny thing is that we were doing well with her using the bathroom to pee, but she was refusing to number 2 on the throne! Seeing the pictures with Stanley (and yes, this book shows poop in a toilet) really worked for her!
I have a 4 year old that has been impossible to potty train. He is very competitive so this book was great. It outlines a contest with the child against the poop and pee. I will say it only worked for a few weeks, then he lost interest in that contest. This kid keeps me in my toes.
This book shows:- Preschool aged child (at least 3, maybe 4 years old)- Child using regular toilet with a colorful child seat on top- A boy character who only sits to pee (yay!); the fact that he's a boy is subtle so no issues using this for a girl- Poop inside the toilet- A puddle of pee at his foot from an accident at preschoolThe story, in a nutshell:Potty training is hard. Stanley is too busy having fun to stop to potty and has accidents as a result. Mom introduces a fun new game where Stanley tries to get more points than poop or pee does (presumably when he has a pee accident, pee gets a point). The process is explained (sit on the potty and read, when you go you look at it, then flush and wash hands). Stanley "plays" the game. Stanley grows in confidence, gets lots of encouragement for success. After the story ends, the authors provide 10 tips for parents to aid in potty training. There's a part in the book that I find a bit creepy: It sounds like he goes to the bathroom with his whole class watching, "they watched what I did" (see picture).Verdict:This book is wordy and seems targeted to the older range of children who are potty training. It may be a good book to turn to if you are having troubles potty training as the book begins with him failing in the past. It does introduce a "fun" game that you can then implement. I find the part about show and tell to the class to be creepy - but I don't know if that would deter me from using this if my son was potty training at an older age. Parent tips at the back are helpful information and ideas to try.I'll be reviewing every potty training book I can get my hands on in the near future as I find the ones I like best so stay tuned!Was this review helpful for you? If so, please click the "Yes" button below. If not, feel free to let me know why and I'll do my best to improve it. :)
Little quirky for me, but I still enjoyed reading it with my child, who did enjoy it. He's a book-learner with little self-confidence, so it was one of a few carefully chosen books to help him learn the importance of and encourage him along the path of toilet training. Now, if I could just find a book that taught kids how to use the bathroom WITHOUT having to have their mommy alongside at all times, he'd be set!
This book helped me get through my potty training woes. My son loved it and could absolutely relate. Although he couldn't read, he'd pick the book up on his own and retell the story in his own words. Whenever we went to the potty, I'd remind him of Stanley (the book's character) and how he was becoming a big boy. I didn't do the chart that the book recommends...that was just too much.
This story is wonderful. What a great idea to try for potty training. I am ordering two more for gifts of younger family with toddlers. Julia Cook is an excellent author and writes about timely topics for young children
I was given this book at a doctor's office after explaining that my son refused to poop on the potty. He had no trouble peeing but he would have such anxiety when it came to the other that he would always go in his underwear or on the floor. Nothing else I tried worked. Well, after reading this story once and seeing the poop in the toilet in the book, immediately my son wanted to poop as well. Since then he hasn't had one accident. In fact, he wants to poop all the time now! Lol This was a lifesaver for us!
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