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Our first Birthday Party giveaway is sponsored by Books by Tara.
Books by Tara is owned and operated by Tara McClintick. Tara is a certified early childhood special education teacher. She taught in typical and special education settings. However, after her youngest son began showing all the signs of what many refer to as severe autism, she quit teaching outside of the home to provide him with intense one-on-one therapy.
While working with her son, Tara found simple books and pictures to be one of the best interaction tools available. She says that, "They have provided a mutual focus for making social connections." However, she also found that there are a limited amount of simple books that aren’t too "babyish". Therefore, she created Tara Books to help fill that void.
Tara Books are fun picture books created to promote awareness, thinking, and interaction with children. Each book celebrates everyday topics with playful themes that make learning easy and fun. The photos in the books are of familiar scenes and items. They are perfect for stimulating children to look, point, vocalize sounds, words, phrases, and sentences, and ask and answer questions. In addition, on her website, Tara provides extension ideas for each of her books.
Tara Books would be a wonderful addition to any home or classroom library. As Tara says, "Some children seem to develop language skills almost magically. Other children require extra patience, support, and encouragement to make it through each miraculous step. ALL children require engaging experiences with caring adults to truly thrive linguistically."
Tara was generous to send me several of her beautiful books. Upon receiving them, I knew that Jesse Bear would absolutely love them. I was right! He immediately chose to pick up and read "Jack-o-Lantern". This is by far his favorite. He laughs at all of the different Jack-o-lantern faces and points out all of the "gooey pumpkin stuff". I appreciate this book because it is wonderful for introducing or reinforcing the skill of sequencing. From choosing the pumpkin to putting it on your front porch, each page in the book shows a different step in the procedure of pumpkin carving. It is perfect for this time of year, as well!
For this giveaway, Tara is offering one lucky winner two Tara Books: "Water" and "Holes".
To enter this giveaway ~ Visit the Books By Tara website and subscribe to her newsletter. Then come back and leave me a comment.
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