Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It’s My Potty!

Place a stack of appealing children’s books in the bathroom. Your preschooler may enjoy reading on her own, in the privacy of the bathroom. And if she is working on potty training, you are also giving her the message that it is OK to relax as she takes care of business. It is definitely a win-win situation.


  1. Great tip. I just purchased a new book for my little one & will read in a minute. Your new follower, love your blog!

  2. Thanks for the tip. We love to share books here but never crossed my mind to give him a book on the potty.
    We just purchased a book called The Potty Book for Boys and we are changing the language to UK words.
    Think we may be ready to start training as little one has just this week (on hols) telling us proudly that he needs a nappy change.


  3. This is a terrific suggestion. Toddlers can get anxious about potty training so I think keeping them calm perhaps even reading stories to them as well as giving them a book to look at while on the potty will lessen some stress. I hopped here from blogfrog and I'm following with google!


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.