In a story any parent of more than one child will recognize (and for that matter any parent of an only child who ever lets their child socialize with others), Jadyn and Genesis want to play. But only if the other child will do it exactly their way. After a no-fun morning of fights, their mother gently explains the idea of compromise. Before long, they are both having more fun than they ever thought they could.
Books for Children Ages: 3 years old to 7 years old
Related Discussion Topics: Working together, compromise, finding creative solutions.
- Brainstorm with your children. Think of things they love to do and how you could combine one or more of these ideas. Then go try it out!
- Make a "compromise" poster to hang in your child's play area. Write the word in big letters with a marker, glue and glitter, or by cutting out construction paper. Then look through magazines to find pictures of people working together in some way (or draw your own). This activity will help your child make connections, as well as practice their fine motor skills of using scissors and writing/drawing.
- Make your own book about compromise. Take pictures of your child role-playing their own story of disagreing and then working to a solution. Glue the pictures into a blank book and let them decorate the borders with stickers and dictate to you the words of the book.
Culture Differences: The family in this book was a multi-racial family, which was a refreshing change. I always love opportunities to expose my children to this type of diversity in books so they know it is okay for families to look different in lots of different ways. Since my husband is of Asian descent, and I am primarily of European descent, we have this in our own family, but it is rarely normalized in popular culture.
Children's Book Review Rating: 4 Stars - Beneficial Book