I Love You Rituals


This book delivers more than 70 delightful rhymes and games for parents, teachers and caregivers to do with children that support healthy relationships and development. The games are geared for infants through age eight. The rituals are designed to: prime a child's brain for learning; enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem; help children cope with change; help busy families stay close; and affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from trauma.


208 pages. ©2000.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

Debra Conners

Review posted January 17, 2019

4

My grandson loves the games from the book. It's ideas are inspiring in spending time with him.

Fbrooks

Review posted January 16, 2019

5

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is filled with different ways to connect and strengthen your relationship with your child or students. I also liked the positive nursery rhymes and games!

Colene.madd17

Review posted January 13, 2019

3

Absolutely loved it ! It helped me connect with my daughter on a new level!

mandy.stanley

Review posted January 9, 2019

5

Fantastic! Excellent read for any parent

rwevans

Review posted January 3, 2019

4

This is a good book. The first couple chapters detail the philosophy behind the importance of meaningful connection rituals and the rest of the book gives a variety of examples of effective rituals. Recommended for all parents.

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Review posted December 20, 2018

4

Enjoying this book. The first chapters explain the importance of these “I Love You Rituals” in a simple and clear way. Many of these activities remind me of Theraplay and other attachment based activities. What is more is that my 10 year old looked at it and brought up old rhymes we used to do. Yep we did them and cuddled later too.

youngsa

Review posted December 18, 2018

5

Wonderful book.

Diana Molina

Review posted December 18, 2018

4

Great book for educators in the social service field.

Camie

Review posted December 16, 2018

5

Loved this book!

Billie Williams

Review posted December 11, 2018

5

I enjoy this book and know that it will be a good reference to families who I support in parent child interactions. On a personal note, I have fond memories of th activities from my own childhood. Way more verses than I ever knew. Fun to reminisce!

Catherinehall

Review posted December 2, 2018

5

Many times the parents I work with do not know how to play with their children. This book teaches ways to interact with children that are easy and fun.

Hollykarbo

Review posted November 27, 2018

5

Love it. So many good things in it and know we will be referring to it for years. Great book.to strengthen my bond with my child even more

nonirose

Review posted November 22, 2018

5

This is a delightful book not just for my young grandchildren but even for my older ones. I love how the nursery rhymes are re written to be child friendly. We make it a point to bring the book out every day.

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Review posted November 19, 2018

5

What a great book to help enhance the relationship between parent and child. Great ideas on how to build in special moments that will become lasting memories.

shelley_york

Review posted November 13, 2018

5

I had attended the Conscious Discipline class about two months ago. I saw this book listed as one of the books that I could get, so I ordered it. I really love the book. So many wonderful songs and activities. Love using it for my classes

cookie529

Review posted November 10, 2018

3

This book book was not quite what I expected but had a few good ideas, I was able to pass it along to a friend and she is excited to read it.

JessicaMonday1

Review posted November 7, 2018

5

This book is so sweet and gives great ideas for bonding with your children.

AndreaBaugh

Review posted November 4, 2018

5

The information in this book is very helpful. Wither its dealing with little kids or teens. The suggestions of I love you rituals are practical and easy to umderstand.

JoJo13

Review posted November 1, 2018

5

Delightful!

Cheypoke

Review posted October 23, 2018

5

amazing book, i was introduced last year in a conscience discipline class and have wanted a copy. the rituals make a differnce in the preschoolers day. they even do the rituals to each other

jackiebanducci

Review posted October 19, 2018

5

"I Love You Rituals" is such a beautiful book, it has so many things to do with a child, games, songs... you name it. I found it a very educational piece and something I turn to for activities all the time.

Loverfrombeyond

Review posted October 10, 2018

5

This book is full of fum and positive nursery rhymes and games to grow with your children as they age. It is a great way to involve the family in fun and bonding!

tahutton

Review posted October 10, 2018

5

Very helpful as I work in the education district. These suggestions and rituals are beneficial to children and create a sense of trust. I recommend this book to every parent and educator working with young students in the pre-k through 1st grade.

Blofton

Review posted October 4, 2018

5

I found this book very helpful in my first grade classroom. The songs and games are easy for younger learners to master. They have helped foster a "school family" in the classroom. I have also noticed a growth in attention spans and cooperation.I would recommend this book for preschool- first grade.

Books4me

Review posted October 4, 2018

4

This is such a great book, full of positive messages, fun games and poems

ChalaHanlon

Review posted October 4, 2018

5

I love this book with its insight into how disconnected from one another people have become and the many ideas of ways we can work on building deeper connections with our children and in society in general.

Tasha Uber

Review posted September 26, 2018

5

It give simple ways to engage young children. It will be a good asset to use to help serve the children I teach.

achasestewart

Review posted September 20, 2018

4

Wonderful book full of ideas for engaging with your younger child.

KarissaMessner

Review posted September 13, 2018

5

I am about half way through this book and I can not believe how informative it is. Usually I have to force myself to read books like this, but this book is so easy to get wrapped into.

sforrest

Review posted September 11, 2018

3

This book is a good resource for parents or people working with younger children. I think there are some takeaways for working with older kids as well. Great activities and I really enjoyed what it said about incorporating healthy touch into interactions.

Ajvg

Review posted September 10, 2018

5

This book is great! Been using this book along with Conscious Discipline in my classroom.

Jen2sons

Review posted August 31, 2018

5

I practiced positive parenting with my children. This book shares a similar philosophy of creating bonds with your child while you teach them.

Bgilbert47

Review posted August 30, 2018

5

Great read for parents who want to raise compassionate children!

foxfireb1

Review posted July 31, 2018

4

It was an awesome book but it is really more for people with younger kids

lauracasey

Review posted July 30, 2018

5

After attending the Conscious Discipline Training, I have learned how powerful I Love You rituals can be when making connections with children. I am pleased with how the book is set up, as it not only provides the words to each ritual, but also explains in detail how to perform each ritual with variations. I am eager to begin using these rituals with my students for years to come.

carolann.r05

Review posted July 29, 2018

5

"I Love You Rituals" is an excellent and easy read. It is informative and useful for parents as well as teachers. The little rhymes are easy to follow and fun for kids and adults. It's wonderful to see the smiles on kids faces as they participate in the finger plays.

cbazzi

Review posted July 22, 2018

4

Excellent resource for esteem building activities to do with children of any age. I like the reworking of traditional rhymes and stories for more appropriate messaging.

dougsannes

Review posted July 18, 2018

4

Great book for ideas of building stong bonds with your child. Practical and fun.

shermaji

Review posted July 7, 2018

5

Most books about parenting tell you how you should be doing it but they don't give you any practical help or examples so nothing changes. This book spends the first half explaining how important bonding time and showing unconditional love to your child is and the second half is the rhymes to do in order to accomplish it. The rhymes and games seem so cheesy and stupid, but if you really get into them and let yourself be silly then children love them. I have a 1 1/2 year old and a 4 year old. Some of the rhymes are a little too advanced for the young one, but my 4 year old just lights up when I do them and I get real eye contact and attention from her. She's even willing to do them when she's been having a tantrum and she's angry at me.

Karin

Review posted June 27, 2018

5

This book was such a easy read and filled with so many simple and gentle suggestions on how to build these rituals into your day. I have passed the book on to a Mom of a toddler who has shared with me that she has already made some adjustments to her days to include some of these rituals. Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

CindiJ

Review posted June 18, 2018

4

This book is a great resource for those with younger children in their lives looking for simple ways to strengthen connection and bonds. I ordered it with a grade school child in mind, but it would work best with toddlers. I am going to pass it along to others I believe would benefit from it.

lkwarmels

Review posted June 6, 2018

3

This book is delightful for strengthening the bond between parent and child. My two year old loves the positively-spun nursery rhymes. Right now a lot of the activities are me doing them and him watching, but I can see him joining along in the near future. I think this book is great for parents, caregivers, and child care providers of children from infancy through seven years old. The book is a lot of writing with no pictures depicting the body movements to go along with activities. This is why I gave it three stars.

Vmbunn

Review posted June 4, 2018

4

Great book! Lots of examples, and activities that we will be trying out.

Oshu21707

Review posted June 1, 2018

2

This book is not what I anticipated it would be. It could be helpful for a childcare worker to put into practice.

Kat

Review posted May 19, 2018

5

The author does a wonderful job creating a clear, parent-friendly rationale for establishing and maintaining rituals. There a multitude of example rituals and they are organized by themes. This is a great resource for parents and mental health professionals.

dcalaba

Review posted May 15, 2018

4

This is an extensive collection of positive Rhymes and fingerplays. It seems to be aimed at infant and preschool age children.

tracydugick

Review posted May 10, 2018

4

Great book with lots of great suggestions and information!

jessiebelter

Review posted May 7, 2018

4

I love that this book focuses on the emotional needs of the child and reconnecting with them to enjoy them again. The better the relationship, the more children will obey what we ask them to do. This is a great book in giving ideas for fun nursery rhymes, games that will just be fun to do and will build the emotional relationship between parent and child! Definitely a keeper and a great resource for divorce, new siblings, any major life change!

Drmiller634

Review posted May 7, 2018

5

This is a great book for my kids and me to bond better. Gives a ton of activities. Also great for my work with the kids there.

cday17

Review posted April 29, 2018

2

This book is geared for very small children of which I do not have anymore. It gives a lot of rhymes to do with your child.

michram32

Review posted April 17, 2018

5

Absolutely believe in Conscious Discipline! Great I love you rituals to strengthen relationships with children and build close connections.

joroian

Review posted April 17, 2018

4

Fun activities to work with kids and build their relationships with ones self and each other. I plan on using this for group activities.

Zabrina Davenport

Review posted March 26, 2018

5

Great book

ttmartin76

Review posted March 2, 2018

5

Great book with a lot of helpful hints as a parent and educator. Highly recommend anything from Dr. Bailey to help with children. Great tools.