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  • It_s Hard to be Five
  • It_s Hard to be Five
  • It_s Hard to be Five
  • It_s Hard to be Five
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It_s Hard to be Five

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It's hard to be five.

Just yelled at my brother.

My mind says do one thing.

My mouth says another.

It's fun to be five!

Big changes are here!

My body's my car,

and I'm licensed to steer.

Learning not to hit? Taking turns? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control & learning manners a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

Writer Jamie Lee Curtis and her zany and touching verse is paired with the whimsical and original illustrations by Laura Cornell. They have been author/illustrator partners since Jaimie Lee Curtis' first book, and the pair create quite stories with great life-lessons.

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Why Our Experts Love It

Does something really happen at 5? You bet ya!

The kids are in, or just about to be in kindergarten. And things are really changing.

It's hard being 5 shows how starting school is harder than it looks. This book is hilarious in showing what 5 year old's are really thinking! And we all need a little insight into the mind of a five year old.

Also, it's not just about what we think, here is the author's philosophy about her books:

However defined, a healthy self-esteem must be carefully fostered in our youngsters if they are to realize, and eventually assume, all the promises and challenges that life sets before them. - Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time.  Reading is an important activity to foster language skills and help your child learn new information.  Long before a child can speak, an infant is learning the melodies and sounds of language. They are learning to understand words and pair pictures of objects with the name of the object.  In addition to language skills, reading with your child helps improve their attention and builds curiosity.  We want children of all ages to hear ‘adult, complex sentences’ so alternate reading a book as you typically would (reading all the written words) with the tips described below. 
  • Infants – 2 year olds: point to the pictures and emphasize the name of each picture (one word at a time).  Your intonation and melody plays an important role in your child’s attention to the book at this age.
  • 2-3 year olds – read the story as written but ask questions along the way to ensure that your child understands what is happening in the story.  This also allows them to be active “readers”
  • 3-4 year olds – ask your child to tell you about the pictures/predict the story first.  Then read the words on the page. This is a great way to help foster their story-telling abilities.
  • 4-5 year olds – at this age children begin to gain interest in the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make.  Point to some of the words as you read to support this interest.  At the end of a book, you and your child can make up a different ending OR try and add to the story.
  • 5-6 year olds – Your child will begin to read at this age, generally by memorization of sight words.  Keep a running list of the words that your child successfully recognizes.  They will feel great pride as the list grows longer and longer.
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