Potty Fun for Everyone!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
T and I are experimenting with potty training. He will be exactly 2 1/2 years old in just a few days. We have Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi and The Gas We Pass by Shinta Cho, but he is not ready for those, yet. So we are reading, Potty Animals, What to Know When You've Gotta Go! by Hope Vestergard and illustrated by Valeria Petrone.

The animals on the cover sucked Turner in like a Dyson vacuum! There is a shy looking alligator, a raccoon,  pig, tiger, and dog all waiting for the restroom. The title is written in toilet paper font. It is adorable!
We read a few pages that reminded us to use the potty before a trip. This really helped Roxanne before a field trip. ("Plan ahead, Roxanne!") We are reminded to not wait too long, like Wilma does when she is on the playground. And then there is Georgie who forgets to wipe! "He didn't like to wipe. He got an itchy feeling that made him groan and gripe." Thank goodness T doesn't have visualization skills yet! Eww!

T's favorite page was the mouse. I mean, he loves the gator, but Agnes mouse is all about the toots and T loves that! I think this is a must have for kids 2-8, maybe even those 9 year olds who sometimes have a case of the potty forgets!

Now could you use this in your classroom? AbSoLuTeLy! I am planning on reading this puppy the first month of school! It uses humor, great illustrations, and the attitude of "everyone has their issue" to help kids (hopefully) remember potty etiquette. Even if not, it is worth a shot!

1 comment

  1. Now if there were just a book teaching children how to properly clean themselves after going to the potty perhaps elementary schools wouldn't always smell bad.


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