This is a great book to teach anyone the difference between leaving people alone and pushing the button. Please please mind the bear is for everyone no matter what age.
I love this book so much. Toddlers have no idea of personal space and I think that’s just one small area in life that this book can help us talk about. I love how Michelle writes her books and adds content at the end for parents about education. She takes such complex topics and puts them in such a simple concept that it makes broaching these topics so much easier.
We all know kids don’t listen very well so it’s helpful to explain that mommy got mad because she had tried to explain calmly and then when no one minded her it hurt her feelings. Simple and complex all at once. Thank you Michelle for knowing once again to create the exact content we didn’t know we were missing in our lives!
This is one of my son's favorite books. He is an introvert and does not like people coming in his space. He related to bear so much. He is all about his boundaries as well.
Fantastic, I’ve begun referencing this one daily. Very helpful and entertaining.
This book covers two important topics: respecting others' boundaries, and validating introverts' desire for solitary time. I really appreciate it for those two lessons, especially as a parent of an introvert. What I wasn't expecting was the violent ending -- it's not stated directly, but it's insinuated that the bear eats the rabbit as punishment, and my kids (2.5 and 4.5) did immediately pick up on the fact that the rabbit's scarf stays in the bear's house after the rabbit disappears. Honestly I wish it ended differently to avoid the scare tactic.