And now for a lovely book that helps kids understand that participating,
is the fun and pride, winning is a bonus!
Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That's why it's so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing. Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day.
This book is aimed at ages 4 to 8 years, but even slightly older kids will get a lesson from it, maybe while reading to younger siblings? The book is helpful to parents to have a fun way to talk about how important participatiion and trying is versus having a sole goal of winning at all costs. It helps kids to understand good sportsmanship in a fun, biblical way. With Miss Grace starting dance competitions this week (!!), it was very timely to let her read it and understand that I am SO proud of her for getting to the point where she CAN compete. Irish Dance is inherently more compassionate and caring, especially for the kids in the beginner levels, so I know she will experience good sportsmanship and fun, but this book will help her understand those who act out, and perhaps offer them some kind words of advice, based on God's word!
If you have young kids in sports, dance, cheerleading, or the like, this is a lovely book to share with them, and to have family discussions on. You might just see a change in their attitudes!
How about some fun Coloring Sheets to go along with your book?
About the Author
Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.
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