Playdate Kids Publishing specializes in early childhood, social and behavioral development. A child’s psyche is delicate, so guiding them through a communal or emotional situation must be handled with special care.
Our goal is for kids to feel comfortable with their own emotions and safe in their current environments. By offering entertaining adventures for the reader, we hope to fully engage kids in difficult social arenas with both their peers and with adults. Afterward, children can more fully adjust and embrace these experiences with a confident new outlook and understanding of self.
Written to American Psychology Association standards, parents can use the books as certified guides of instruction. In fact, these books have been successfully implemented in sessions with child psychologists yielding amazing results in raising a child’s self-esteem.
While the stories are lessons, they are not designed with the heavy hand of instruction, but rather the gentle, guiding hand of a new friend. The Playdate Kids are role models in social interaction and behavior, designed to appeal to all kids.
For many of us change is eminent in our lives: whether it is the arrival of new baby sibling, moving to a new home, first day at a new school, divorce, parents remarriage, losing a pet, potty training, an ill parent or relative, child abuse, being lost in a public place, bullied in school, or simply learning personal hygiene.
As a parent there nothing more frustrating when a child “acts out” and the parent does not quite know how to help the child through this temperamental state of mind. We feel helpless. The Playdate Kids children’s book series is a professional platform and at the same time gives kids a chance to understand their feelings, accept them and express them in healthy ways.
The Playdate Kids are your child’s new best friends.
Notes from the Publisher:
As any parent who has gone through the grueling ordeals when potty training their children, The Playdate Kids offer an optimistic influence for potty trainees and potty trainers alike. The Playdate Kids, title, “Island Potty Party,” gives children a healthy boost of self-confidence about potty training all while entertaining them. Playdate Kids teach kids concepts of hygiene, privacy, and vocalization and confirm that everyone uses the potty…unifying parents and child into a team that will tackle the toilet together. With this book in hand you will succeed with the most headstrong potty trainee. Potty training made pleasurable with “Island Potty Party!”
Many parents also go through divorce, leaving them confused on how to protect their child’s psyche from the hurtful aspects of separation. The Playdate Kids are here to help with a friend whose parents decide to get a divorce. As a well-adjusted support group, The Playdate Kids reassure their friend that the parents are divorcing each other, not him. Children realizing that many other kids have parents who are divorced are a comforting aspect for building and maintaining self-esteem. This helpful book will aid parents or relatives to support children during the difficult time of a parents divorce. Written to American Psychological Association standards you can assure the advice pertaining to families of divorce is sound.
Pregnancy is joyful and trying process for many new mothers and fathers, as well as for siblings. The arrival of a second child is bound to shift the balance of a family. Children ask so many questions about a new baby in the family and run the gamut of emotions from, excitement, exuberance, sibling rivalry, tension, attention-getting and redefining their place in the family structure. The Playdate Kids show siblings an easily understandable approach to embracing a new baby into the family.
Child abuse is a daunting subject to face for any family member. Whether you are the abuser or the abused, having the tools to learn and deal with your current situation is an integral part of healing. The Playdate Kids, “Danny’s Secret” is a great book for parents and kids in a distressed situation. Used as a teaching tool to let children know that it is perfectly okay to tell a parent, relative, teacher or counselor about a coveted secret making them feel bad or scared, families can address their current situation with confidence and warmth. “Danny’s Secret “ is endorsed by the Betty Ford Foundation and can be found in its library archives.
Playdate Kids have received so many accolades from notable associations, families, teachers and kids that we are certain our books will be a useful addition to your family book collection.
Endorsed by: American Psychological Association, Publisher’s Weekly, Wisconsin CA, NY, NJ, and VT Unified School District, as well as many other state libraries, teachers, doctors and psychologists.
The Playdate Kids are proud supporters of the Clare Foundation, Child Help, Wright Foundation, Kids In Distress, Malibu Global Awareness, Doctors Without Borders, Betty Ford Foundation and Alcohol Anonymous.
Award Recipient of: National Family Center Seal of Approval, Family Review Center Gold Seal Award, Mom’s Choice Award, Indie-Excellence Award, USA Best Books Award, Reader’s View Award, The New Parents Guide Seal of Approval, and American Baby Center Gold Seal Award.