Can You Say Please?
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoBaby and toddler
The Big Steps series is designed to help young children deal with new experiences in their lives. In Can You Say Please?, Tom and Nancy share their toys and practise their good manners. This novelty book with a sweet story has fun flaps to lift and mechanisms to move as well as practical tips for parents and carers on each page, endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer.
With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, Can You Say Please? is the perfect book for sharing with your toddler and talking about how to behave kindly and considerately towards other people.
For more toddler tips, read We're Having a Baby, I'm Not Sleepy, No More Nappies, I'm Starting Nursery and We're Going to the Doctor.
The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide