Can You Say Please?
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoAges 2 to 5
The Big Steps series is designed to help young children deal with everyday experiences in their lives. In Can You Say Please?, meet Ned and Ellie, who share their toys and practise using good manners.
Help Ned and Ellie take turns with their toys, use good table manners and tackle nose-picking in this fun-filled novelty book, brought to life with flaps and mechanisms. Each page has really helpful tips for parents and carers that are 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 a brilliant story for introducing manners in a fun and relatable way.
The Big Steps series has been endorsed and recommended by Dr Amanda Gummer's Good Toy Guide.
For more toddler tips, read We're Having a Baby, 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