Potty Training

There are tons of books on potty training widely available today. I thought I would share my list of potty books and videos that I have acquired over the past few months. I can’t recommend very many of them, as I made a list of books to look for at the library and then never looked for them. At one point during this long and arduous process I would have spent any amount of money at Amazon if I thought it would have helped! Without further ado:

princess-potty.jpg Princess & the Potty (Stories to Go!) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

going-potty.jpgGoing to the Potty by Fred Rogers — how can you go wrong with Mr. Rogers?!

once-upon-potty.jpgOnce Upon a Potty by Alona Frankel — a classic and you can choose from boy or girl specific

what-to-expect.jpgWhat to Expect When You Use the Potty by Heidi Murkoff — from the coauthor of the “What to Expect” pregnancy line of books. I read those books religiously for a couple of years, so I thought I couldn’t go wrong with this one.

everyone-poops.jpg Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi — this book didn’t get a very good review on Amazon, but I thought it looked cute and I’m a sucker for anything Japanese.

where-poop.jpg Where’s the Poop? by Julie Markes — it’s lift-the-flap! And who can resist a book with such a similar title to that famous 80’s tagline?

pig-flish.jpg Does a Pig Flush? by Fred Ehrlich — question-and-answer format

potty-for-me.jpgA Potty for Me by Karen Katz — We own this book and have read it many times. It still holds her attention well.

toddler-potty.jpgThe Toddler’s Potty Book by Alida Allison — We have this one also. Its kind of boring.

potty-bear.jpgPotty Time with Bear (DVD) — My kiddo likes Bear. If your kid does too, maybe they’ll listen to a giant stuffed bear if they won’t listen to you.

elmo2.jpgElmo’s Potty Time (DVD) — I recommend this for any stage of the potty process, especially if your little one is a Sesame Street fan. She still watches it occasionally, but I am not pushing it like a crack dealer like I was before. This is well worth $9.99.

potty-power.jpgPotty Power (DVD) — I DO NOT recommend this one. We got it at the library. Arwyn watched about 5 minutes of it and then lost interest.

That’s all for today. Stay tuned for potty training how-to books.

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May 30, 2007. childrens. Leave a comment.

Class Porn

A Novel

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by Molly Hite

Set in the 1960’s, this novel attempts to tie together feminist pornography, war, sexism and academia.  Eleanor teaches basic English at a Midwestern university and her husband has just left her.  She begins writing porn from the feminist perspective and searches for her shattered self-esteem.

I HATE to leave a book unfinished.  At less than 300 pages, this book failed to grab my attention.  I tried, I really did.  But when I have a stack of books checked out from the library and limited time to read them, I get easily frustrated.  I only got about 30 pages into this book before I chucked it.  I felt like I was entering the story somewhere in the middle.  I found it tedious and unfulfilling.  This style of writing did not agree with me.  Extra-small stack of books.

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May 17, 2007. fiction. Leave a comment.