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A children's book about play dates gone bad

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When a child struggles to play nicely with others, it can be painful for a parent to watch. It's painful for the child too.

Playing Nicely!

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A child who doesn't master cooperative play is a child who will struggle to make friends. Children who have "play date" skills don't enjoy playing with children who don't.

Does your child have a problem sharing? Working together?

My children's book about playing nicely, The Time Balooga Forgot Other People's Feelings, is a form of bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy is the use of children's books to address problem behaviors.

pouty girl

Balooga is the story of a child who used to play nicely, until she discovers that bratty, selfish behavior helps her get her way. The result: other children stop wanting play dates with her. Her mom helps her to see that her bad behavior is costing her friends...and happiness.

Balooga's story lets your child recognize herself or himself in a fictional child. But I've done something else to make sure Balooga's message really hits home...

Illustrations are important!

The goal with a behavior book is to get your child to interact with it repeatedly. That way the book's lessons are reinforced. That's why we offer two PDF versions of Balooga...

cartoon girls playing dress up

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(This book + one other)


Read an excerpt of the cooperative play book to help me decide.

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The Illustrated Versions of Our Behavior Books

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How Vansanna Learned
that Work Can Be Fun

How Timbo Learned
that Telling the Truth
Really Does Work!

How Tombo Learned
to Turn Off the TV

How Smoolie Became
a Shy-entist

How Boberto Learned to Like Being by Himself Sometimes

How Cocoona Learned to Clean Even Better Than Her Parents

How Only Baloney Got Cured of Spoiled

The Time Balooga Forgot
Other People's Feelings

How Bobo Learned
to Be Satisfied

How Sonora Got
Her Own Room Back