Working on two levels, this story not only describes Flo’s day but also highlights memory and focus skills in a day-to-day setting. Bestselling author Rebekah Ballagh also includes resources for parents and teachers about these key executive functions.
On one level, this is a cute story about the day in the life of a girl: getting ready for school, going to school, missing her friends, going through the school day, getting home, helping to cook dinner, going to bed, and all the normal day-to-day challenges she faces and deals with in one busy day.
On another level, all the things Flo encounters require ‘executive functioning’ skills: the ability to focus, pay attention, remember instructions and regulate emotions.
Plus, it’s an interactive book; for instance the reader is invited to inhale as they trace up an image and exhale as they trace down.
There are also excellent resources in the back for parents, caregivers and teachers about executive functions and how to help your child with focus and memory and other key skills.
Categories: Early Learners, Picture-Books, New Zealand Children’s Books
Reading Age: 3 to 8 years
RRP: Paperback picture-book NZ$24.99
Published in NZ by Allen & Unwin