Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a babysitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition and avoid separation anxiety with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children.
An award-winning author-illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation.
Praise for Bye-Bye Time
“Bye-Bye Time addresses the separation anxiety that children may feel when a caregiver leaves them temporarily. It discusses feelings they may have, coping mechanisms, and the helpfulness of creating a ritual . . . The pictures are upbeat and expressive.”—School Library Journal
Praise for the series
“Elizabeth Verdick gives caregivers practical, positive tools for building and maintaining the positive care environment that toddlers need.”—Dan Gartrell, Ed.D., director of Child Development Training Program, Bemidji State University, “Guidance Matters” columnist in Young Children, the journal of NAEYC
“There is no such thing as a quick fix. However, if you’re beleaguered by the baby battles, these books could serve as a life preserver.”—The Post & Courier