Ideal for readers aged 3 – 5, Peas and Carrots follows four classmates, Jason, Emily, Akeeno, Javier, and their teacher Mrs. Erica as they prepare and share a meal together. The children are shown how to properly address one another with “please” and how to share each dish by passing it along. The characters are also encouraged to try new things, including vegetables and conversations with the other students. Throughout the interactions there is an emphasis on mutual respect and independence inside and outside the classroom.
Along with appealing illustrations and multicultural characters, there is an included Conversation Engagement Guide for parents and educators to utilize. The Conversation Engagement Guide is designed to promote and encourage a child's construction of knowledge through passive and interactive learning. Inspired by the Head Start program and its performance standards, Peas and Carrots provides a fun and easy read that will teach children the value of nutrition and social interaction.
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Oh neat, it's time to eat.
your hands and move your feet.
Take your time and find a seat.
With combined experience of twenty six years in the field of child development and family services, Angelo and Erica Knox have continuously strived to build stronger families. Nine of those twenty six years working for Head Start as a Teacher and Family Service Coordinator has really helped
emphasize the importance of family unity. They believe that every child should have equal opportunity for school readiness regardless of ethnicity, creed or economic status. Angelo and Erica Knox live in and have four children.
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