3 P's for Potty
by Rachael Tarfman-Perez
This is a cute little children's picture book where the character, Gia, is learning more appropriate potty behavior. Most potty training books focus on helping young children to be more comfortable with the process of using the toilet. This story focuses on helping children to learn that toys, food and other items are not appropriate for the potty and adds in some light humor. The book also emphasizes emotions, particularly from Gia's mother who shows various emotions toward her daughter during their conversation in the bathroom.
This was the perfect book for my 2 year old daughter. She just learned how to use the potty about 2 months ago. She really connected with the book. I love how the book gets right to the point about teaching Gia the 3 P’s. Luckily, I haven’t had to teach my daughter to not throw things in the toilet, but the 3 P’s are a great thing for little ones. The short and sweet nature of the book mixed with the humor, really keeps my daughter's attention. We’ve read it a few times now and she keeps repeating, “peeeee, poooo, and toilet paper.” even though that's not exactly what the book says. The humor with Gia attempting to guess what the P’s are for going in the potty are what really gets my daughter going. You can play a little game with your kids and see what other P’s they can think of that don’t go in the potty. There’s also a coloring page at the end of the book. This would make a great book for anyone with little ones around the age of potty training.
Rachael was born in Long Island, New York but was transplanted to sunny southern California as a young girl. She is presently a brand new children’s book author and stay-at-home mother of four silly kids (ages ranging from 3 to 17) and a new author with a new character for young children all around the world to enjoy. She became inspired to create this book while working with her own toddler and doing potty training with her. When she is not trying to carve out some time in her schedule for writing she likes to do gardening, baking, spending time with her kids, learning new things, exercising, eating organic chocolate and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
She has a Master’s of Arts degree in counseling psychology (as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist) which has helped to provide her with a different perspective on children & family. Rachael believes that she can utilize her professional experience along with her parental experience to develop ideas and material for various children’s books...she is very optimistic.
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