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.


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Reader Reviews for this Book

Shanna1979

Review posted May 27, 2020

5

Great book for ways to connect with your younger kids. Enjoyed the activities.

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Review posted May 3, 2020

5

This is a delightful book for parents and teachers alike. All children deserve to grow up feeling loved and secure!

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Review posted May 1, 2020

5

This is a wonderful book and after I read it I gave it to my daughter who just had a baby.

JulieAnne2

Review posted April 27, 2020

5

I Love You Rituals by Becky Bailey provides support for Teachers and Parents alike while working with young children. The children enjoy the nurturing simple games and rhymes that help build solid strong relationships with their Caregivers and Parents, while boosting their social and academic knowledge. The information and the directions for implementing the rituals are easy to read and follow! A fun book that rewards the participants in a healthy loving manner!

kdennis

Review posted April 23, 2020

5

A wonderful resource for teachers and to share with families! My favorite is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the children love it!

Haybird13

Review posted April 10, 2020

5

I absolutely love this book and highly recommend. Such good stuff for you and your little ones.

Skyrain32

Review posted March 30, 2020

5

I didn't expect just how much was in this book! Such wonderful ideas and songs that I will be trying out in my class!

Hope19

Review posted March 27, 2020

5

Since I started doing the rituals I have seen a positive change on some of the children that are dealing with difficult situations at home.

GJones09

Review posted March 25, 2020

5

Wonderfully written book! I absolutely appreciate the easy to do activities to connect with my girls.

KimberlyStrong123

Review posted March 24, 2020

5

I love you Rituals is a wonderful book filled with Rhymes, Songs and activities to do with children. I have started sharing these songs with families in our program and they absolutely love them.

srollings-young

Review posted March 4, 2020

5

I really love this book using some of the songs and interactions it has in it has really helped me connect with some children in class that needed the connection. thank you so much for the book.

michelledagel

Review posted March 2, 2020

5

I was expecting to learn a great deal from this book. I was also expecting to be challenged and inspired. Both expectations were met, if not exceeded. What I did not expect was to have the pause several times while reading to regain my composure and quietly find some Kleenex. After the first embarrassing experiences when people around me must have wondered what I crying about, I’d read the book alone (preferably late at night when I’d be sure no one would suddenly speak with me)! The examples that Dr. Bailey shares touched a chord deep within me. I loved the woman whose ritual involved sniffing her granddaughter. I used to do that with my kids! And to this day (when my kids have kids of their own) we still remember our I Love You rituals. Including having our own affectionate language (babylove mamalove, big hagabaga, etc). I used up lipstick much faster than most women because I’d plant several red kisses on my kids’ faces (nose, cheeks, forehead, chin, and light ones on eyelids) before I’d leave for work. I used to have a two-hour commute and would leave the house long before they awakened but they knew that I’d said goodbye before leaving. Many of Dr. Bailey’s I love you rituals sound like a description of what we did when the kids were growing up. My kids and I have been through more than our share of difficulties (including having an extremely abusive spouse/father) and the fact that they all grew up to become responsible, caring, and wonderful human beings is testimony to the power of I love You rituals. When I started teaching, one of the best things I heard (from a school principal) was “You have a calming effect on kids.” I think that’s largely because I truly strive to connect with them. And this book will help me connect even more! I truly hope that more people read and apply the suggestions in this book.

Firechild94

Review posted March 2, 2020

5

I love this book. It gave me great ideas and rituals for my kids. We practice one every day.

nclind

Review posted February 10, 2020

4

This book is filled with great activities to do with my family and the kids at school.

cmurphy

Review posted February 7, 2020

3

I want to love this book. Conceptually, it's great. Realistically, it should be colorful, laminated, bound, and something easy to pull out with a baby/toddler on your lap. Unfortunately, the content is there, but the delivery makes the book a lot less useful than it could be. I hope that someday an illustrated, durable version is printed.

FrancesJeanmard

Review posted February 5, 2020

5

“I Love You Rituals” is a valuable addition to my library as I continue educating, learning, and growing with the little ones in my life. My four-month old grandson loves the fingerplays. I am encouraging all my families who have preschoolers attending our speech groups to sign up for this wonderful opportunity and start building their libraries with informative and useful books.

garciac113

Review posted January 24, 2020

4

Lots of good ideas and age appropriate for littles

Hilary Barfield

Review posted January 21, 2020

5

This book is full of awesome ideas to show the little ones in your life, you love them.

daisymaeault

Review posted January 13, 2020

4

I love this book. So do my children

aileahd

Review posted January 8, 2020

5

A wonderful book with many great ideas for creating special rituals with children.

Megan Peterson

Review posted December 29, 2019

4

Lots of great ideas in here! Definitely feels more geared toward younger kids but the process of creating rituals is universal. Great read!

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Review posted December 18, 2019

4

This book is really geared towards parents, particularly ones that are good at keeping habits. I got the book as an educator hoping to find some ideas to strengthen connection in our program. I do think the book might be appropriate for pre-school educators, but our youth are a little older and it seems geared to toddlers. Generally, i think the idea is excellent and she does a great job of separating the "rituals" into type of activity in the table of contents, and then into topics, such as "saying hello/goodbye" or "healing," at the end of chapter 3, p.53-56. My take away: -This book is not meant to be read straight through. Read the first few chapters to get an idea of how to use the book, and then use the activities in the later chapters periodically to create rituals. There are enough to find ones you like. -This book is for parents or pre-schools, but not great for older kids. I will likely not keep the book, but pass it on to a friend with a baby or toddler.

AnnaDavid

Review posted December 10, 2019

3

I Love You Rituals helped me consider how our family can be strengthened by establishing habits that reinforce our values and beliefs.

dianagrindea

Review posted December 7, 2019

5

LOVED this book! I use it w/ my kid at home and my students at school. So many great ideas and easy to use tools to build trust, community and joy.

robynkelly

Review posted November 23, 2019

4

Great ideas for building relationships with your kiddos

Deener

Review posted November 22, 2019

5

I actually got this book for a friend of mine who has a son to a sarcastic. I've kind of scan through the book and marked a couple of things that I think we're going to be great for her. It's going to be a guide for her to help him as he grows older. Thank you so much

Nreerslev

Review posted November 21, 2019

5

A great way to change up the routines and make them fun.

tiffanyodonnell

Review posted November 20, 2019

5

I loved this book! It laid out the rationale for children needing connection with the adults in their lives, and gave 70+ activities, games and songs for connecting. All of these activities will help those students be ready for learning, increase social skills, and build positive relationships.

Emiliya King

Review posted November 18, 2019

5

Darling book, great ideas to help connect with your child.

Katinka

Review posted November 5, 2019

4

This book is wonderful for resetting outdated terminology in speaking with growing young children. It provides a gentle, positive attitude toward communication and connecting with each other.

reneesass

Review posted November 4, 2019

5

Amazing book! Great tool to utilize during instructional coaching with child care providers.

trailofhoney

Review posted November 4, 2019

5

I loved this book so much from work that I had to get my own copy. It has great ways to connect with children. I've seen these activities work.

StephShoe

Review posted October 23, 2019

5

This book was super helpful in my classroom of SPED students. I love the rituals and how they related to helping children feel safe and secure.

jessicashumate

Review posted October 21, 2019

5

As a teacher and parent to a toddler, I am always interested in resources that will help my students and my daughter learn to be more self-regulated, well-adjusted, and empathetic. This book provided a lot of practical suggestions for how to build small moments of connection into daily life. It was full of heartfelt reminders to slow down and look for opportunities to truly see and communicate with the small people who depend on adults for comfort, reassurance, and stability. I am already using some of the rituals with my daughter and my students, and I can see how much we will all treasure these opportunities for connection. A wonderful book for caregivers! Highly recommend!

Edriscoll

Review posted October 21, 2019

5

Often times we as people, mothers, businesswomen, friends, sisters, etc. get caught up in all the rush of everyday life, that the fast-paced nature of a day makes it hard to slow down to take time simply for the important sake of connection. As a mom, I am super critical of myself, and often times think back on the day wondering why I was in such a hurry, when the moments that are most fulfilling are the slow, intentional ones spent with my little, now 3 years old, human. This book is great at helping with the intentionality. After becoming a lawyer, as odd as it may sound, my brain has been configured in a way, that it truly is easier to "follow directions" through a book offering techniques and advice, than it is to self-lead and control my own thoughts at times. This is a helpful, light hearted manuscript for those who wish to connect, and take the thought process of "how" to do that, or "in what way today?" Enjoyable read.

authoramy

Review posted October 18, 2019

4

This is a lovely book and I highly recommend it! I dove in as soon as it came. It's a quick and easy read, but it's immediately applicable. I have a five-year-old son and he loved all of the rhymes and rituals we've tried so far. I've referred to this often and see myself using it lots more in the future.

nunezk

Review posted October 7, 2019

4

This book is great and has some great activities. Really like the idea behind the love languages. As a teacher I would love to implement some of these songs and ideas into my classroom in order to create a more loving and fulfilling environment.

jhstuvland

Review posted October 7, 2019

5

This book offers really practical connection points in the daily rhythms of life. Many of the songs not only benefit my current relationship with my child but gently heal wounds from my childhood.

classykira85

Review posted October 4, 2019

5

I’m so glad my work told me about this book. It has been amazing to use in my classroom and see the change in the children’s

mahaffeyfam

Review posted October 1, 2019

4

I had been looking for new ideas on ways to connect with my 4 year old son. And this book gave me lots of meaningful ideas. He thrives on consistency and I definitely found things in this book that we both enjoying doing together each day to show our love for each other.

Nstein910

Review posted October 1, 2019

3

This book has man great tools for both new parents and for parents who need help creating bedtime routines for children who might struggle staying in bed or have anxiety being by themselves. Good resource to have in the office of counselors who work with young children and families.

Lacey Henneke

Review posted September 28, 2019

5

I am excited to use this book in my upcoming clinical internship and future social work practice following graduation.

White24

Review posted September 25, 2019

5

This book contains many activities that are age appropriate to do with young children. While the book is created for parents and children it is also a really good tool to you in the classroom with preschoolers. It helps create a space of trust and connection which then leads to a better learning environment.

Mgarner

Review posted September 20, 2019

4

Fabulous resource for working with kids.

jaylene

Review posted September 8, 2019

5

"I Love You Rituals" is a great book for parents and teachers. This book has several fun games and activities that express unconditional love, build brain potential, promote learning and literacy, and encourage cooperation and caring. I Love You Rituals help build connections between you and your children.

SueRohm

Review posted September 2, 2019

4

This book was easy to read through and had a great positive message to educators and families about building rituals into your life that let children build self control and connections with adults. It explained why these things were important and gave many different rituals that you can do with young children daily.

mrs.arsmith84

Review posted August 26, 2019

4

A great read about shifting from families and communities based on roles to groups based on healthy relationships. What wonderful ideas and activities to perform with your children to encourage the growth of healthy relationships within the family. Many of these can be carried over into education as well. Dr. Bailey does it again.

ARAINAAULT

Review posted August 24, 2019

5

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! It primes w child’s brain for learning I enjoy it all.

Cbowman1014

Review posted August 19, 2019

5

I Love You Rituals is an amazing book. I have incorporated many of these activities into my daily routine with kids and we all love them.

Olsont

Review posted August 18, 2019

4

I Love You Rituals by Dr.Becky Bailey is an wonderful step towards using song and play to make connections with kids. The rituals are easy to learn , and simple to complete . They take just a minute , but can help create connections that last forever .

aandersen413

Review posted August 14, 2019

5

This is the best parenting handbook that I’ve read so far. My kids and their friends lap up the bonding and attention that these games create. I play about three games in a row with my daughter when she gets into a bad mood, and it always lifts her back into her happy self. The introduction should be read, because it contains valuable advice. For example, saying “good job” every time your child shows you something is not helping your child. It’s better to notice what the child did, and tell the child what you noticed, without any value judgment. I was shocked how much more positively kids respond to this type of mirroring. They really crave this, and it can feel like flat feedback, but being noticed for who they are and seeing themselves through your eyes, without judgment, is what they really want. Get this book.

jlhendren

Review posted August 13, 2019

5

This is a very informative book, with lots of ideas for connecting and engaging children. There are some old favorite nursery rhyme music set to new words, so it isn't difficult and didn't feel awkward to try using them. Plus, kiddos know the songs so they are eager to sing wit you! Well worth the time and energy to read this book!

kkubesh

Review posted August 1, 2019

4

I am really enjoying this book. I have used conscious discipline before and work with children ages 0-3 and these are perfect for this age group to help connect and bond with baby.

jlwatson

Review posted July 31, 2019

4

A sweet book full of great rituals to instill in younger children. I keep this book in my office when I’m counseling parents who need ideas.

jfleury

Review posted July 31, 2019

3

This book had a lot of really cute examples of fun things to do with my child. The layout was a little hard to read and it was organized by activity type instead of age group. Overall, sweet.

bngbrookie

Review posted July 7, 2019

5

This book is an excellent resource for anyone spending time with babies and very young children. Great ideas for poems, songs, games, and sweet interactions for providing loving, gentle, and positive activities with young ones.

kstaton

Review posted July 5, 2019

5

love! so sweet and creative!

Jaypeezee

Review posted July 2, 2019

5

A fun read that had my kiddo singing along. Definitely recommended!

sparmer

Review posted July 1, 2019

4

I love you rituals is a gret read and has a lot of positive activities. I will refer to it often.

tkwilson

Review posted July 1, 2019

5

Very sweet stuff. Helpful for those looking for ideas

lizbethlawson

Review posted June 26, 2019

3

While this was a good book, it is not for children that are too young to sit still. Most activities involve focused interaction. I read that it was good for infants but did not find that to be true.

dustiny10

Review posted June 24, 2019

4

I used this book to accompany Becky's curriculum of Conscious Discipline. It was helpful to have a book with activities to encourage families to practice.

nikkimoo2

Review posted June 21, 2019

4

"I Love you Rituals" by Becky Bailey is an interesting read. She starts out with the psychology behind the importance of touch and unconditional love. Though this portion of the book is a little drawn out, she uses relatable (at least for me) real world examples from the lives of her and her friends. Thankfully, these examples are not the typical corny vignettes found in so many psychology or self-help books. Rather, they are brief examples that highlight the point she is trying to make and helps the reader evaluate his or her parenting style and how he or she can improve. The delightful rhymes and games that follow vary and allow the reader to find activities that will work for their personality, their children, and the different situations. There are rhymes for many settings and many ages, some familiar and some new. There is a ritual for everyone among this book's pages.

KCopeland17

Review posted June 8, 2019

5

This is an excellent book that provides many opportunities to connect with your child in order to strengthen your relationship and bonds. There are many activities that children will love and enjoy that are beneficial to their growth and development.

Dheinlein

Review posted May 23, 2019

5

I enjoyed reading this book. There is no manual for having kids and sometimes I feel like I just don't know how to have fun with my kids! So, I'd read about ONE ritual or song to do and practice it for a few days until it became routine. Some of the ideas were really not for me or for my kid but a lot of them were. I think this was a great book for those of us that want to bring more joy and connection into our parenting. I know this is a book that I will pick back up periodically and look at and get some ideas.

Christen Mansuetti

Review posted May 20, 2019

5

I love the idea concept of this book. Since reading the book I have incorporated some of the "I love you rituals" into my daily interactions with the children in my classroom. This book is easy to read and the activities are easy to follow and they only take but seconds to conduct. I have already noticed closet bonds with some of my students. I can't wait to start next school year with using "I love you rituals" from the very beginning

Bre Rose

Review posted May 5, 2019

5

Beck Bailey has such a wonderful way of creating loving, caring interactions in her book, "I Love You Rituals." My kids at school love the nursery rhymes and finger plays. We have been practicing them together for a couple of months now and they are starting to receive them to each other. Our classroom has really enjoyed this book and we as teachers have noticed a social-emotional growth among the children as well. I would highly recommend this book to any family or caretaker.

holtman

Review posted April 30, 2019

3

Some of the ideas are good but definitely geared for toddlers

ddieter06

Review posted April 30, 2019

5

So great! I use it with parents all the time.

BetsyBell

Review posted April 29, 2019

5

This is a fantastic book that incorporates simple routines into daily life. The routines are sweet and help facilitate healthy relationships and bonding. I work in Early Intervention and have incorporated a few of these routines into my weekly sessions with my client kiddos. They have loved the songs!

tderichsweiler

Review posted April 23, 2019

5

This book (I havent finished it) seems to be in line with all of my infant-toddler trauma training. I plan to use it with the at-risk families I service to build their bonding and attachment to each other, and with my nephew--because I love him. Its a great reminder when you are desperately trying to recall childhood nursery games and cant think of any!

HeatherAho

Review posted April 21, 2019

3

It is a great book to use if you plan on implementing conscious discipline. The songs are more suited to younger elementary kids or kids that haven't entered school yet.

KarmaCJ

Review posted April 19, 2019

5

This book is going to be great for use in the Early Childhood Special Education classrooms I support. There are lots of fun poems and finger plays with clear directions for the teacher (or parent). The activities are designed to help the child and adult connect by making eye contact, sharing gentle touch, being playful and laughing together. For all of the Conscious Discipline fans who work with young children, this is a great resource.

smulroy

Review posted April 19, 2019

5

This book is a blessing to our family. Easy to read, fun ideas you can incorporate immediately

toniwallisa

Review posted April 18, 2019

4

The book I Love You Rituals was not only an interesting read, but something I am excited to implement with my infant at home. The insight into the benefits of touch and rituals throughout the book, not only make it something fun to implement but something with a purpose. I enjoyed the discussions of how to implement these learning and fun rituals with the examples. Some of the routines are ones I will definitely implement, others I might adapt. I feel that the ones that focus on altering nursery rhymes will be ones I may not focus on but use the songs that go along with the rhymes. I feel that the emphasis on human touch and the development of children is a fascinating topic and this book does a great job in describing the concept without being too “scientific.” Because of this, the book does not leave the reader confused and instead does a good job in keeping the interest of the reader while keeping the book relevant to the reader as well. This book is good at providing information regarding the development of children and their brains as it pertains to love and human touch.

rosemignano

Review posted April 18, 2019

5

As a pre-service teacher, I was so happy to find this book was available. There are so many fantastic resources for teachers (and parents) of little ones. I recommend this book to all parents and educators. Thank you, FFF!

Mindap1970

Review posted April 15, 2019

5

Love the different ideas this book gives me to bond with my granddaughter

Tanyasan

Review posted April 11, 2019

5

I am a behavior consultant, and this book is a wonderful resource for the parents of young children I work with. I wish I'd had it when my kids were little!

krystlemoxley

Review posted April 4, 2019

5

I really enjoyed this book and so did my four and eight year old. There were many things to do and a variety of quick activities and longer ones to choose from. I would recommend this!

meanderd

Review posted April 2, 2019

5

Awesome book! It provides positive nursery rhymes vs. the old ones that are way outdated. And positive parenting strategies. Thank you sooo much!

heidiparrett

Review posted April 1, 2019

4

As a future educator and current nanny I get the opportunity to work and engage with kids a lot! This book gave great practical ideas and insight into creating those meaningful relationships that are the foundation to successful learning.

Jadeaz1

Review posted April 1, 2019

4

Very informative and easy to read.

Clairedavis

Review posted March 31, 2019

5

I love this book! The authors clearly understand that it’s those special, little things that create strange parent-child attachment. We have had great discussions as a team reflecting on meaningful memories from our own childhoods, and those we created with our children.

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Review posted March 23, 2019

4

I Love You Rituals is a positive, sweet, easy-to-use manual of games and nursery rhymes to use with young children to increase joy and attachment. The book states that it is recommended for caregivers for children from infancy to age eight, but it seems to me to be most appropriate for early childhood, up to age 4 or 5. I wish I had had a book like this when my own children were babies and I was exhausted and needing support in staying present and positive with them. I think that this book would be especially helpful for caregivers of hard-to-soothe children or children who have been through trauma. I would also recommend it to parents who did not have good attachment figures in their own childhood, and may be looking for support in learning how to play and be silly with their own kids. If you naturally know how to be goofy and loving and play peek-a-boo or itsy-bitsy-spider, then this book will have less to offer to you. I plan to pass this book along to a friend who is a preschool teacher, for her to share with families. I think the ideas for rituals of saying hello and good-bye would be especially useful for kids going to daycare or preschool for the first time.

Tjmarston

Review posted March 22, 2019

5

This book includes so many tools to connect with your children and fully understand where they are coming from. There is no true guide book for parenting and every style is different, but if you feel like you want to give more confidence and effort into the parent-child relationship this is a very helpful read.

mdowell

Review posted March 20, 2019

5

This book for me is an eye opener to how our children learn from the way we touch, communicate, and interact with them. I enjoyed this book a lot, it introduced ways for me to have positive rituals and fun games to help children succeed in life. It also made me think differently about the way we have communicated in the past and what those teachings have lead to in our lives today.

Nikkid1993

Review posted March 17, 2019

5

This book is phenomenal. Creating the time to do a few excersizes from this boom has increased mine and my childs bond. It has made us more aware of each other during our day to day routine and decreased stress during rough moments.

pkramer16

Review posted March 13, 2019

4

I thought that this book had some great ideas, though some seemed unrealistic in real, day to day life.

Tsecrest

Review posted March 8, 2019

5

Oh my gosh this book is amazing. I love all the little songs. They are fun to teach my Class. A must read.

KBurnham

Review posted March 2, 2019

5

This was a great book! So many wonderful ideas to use in teaching children!

Tweety123

Review posted March 1, 2019

5

I LOVE this book! I work with preschoolers and their families. I recommend this book to many of my parents. It is easy for anyone to understand and has great ideas to help parents connect with their children on a deeper emotional level. Children love songs and fingerplays. If the songs are about them even better. I think this book should be given to every newborn's family and also to foster families to encourage connections in a world that is often turned upside down for foster children.

imagine_that

Review posted February 25, 2019

5

This is a great addition to our library on fostering positive social-emotional development. We love all of Becky Bailey's work, and this book is best for being able to share her ideas with parents. Beyond the sweet rhymes and games suggested (which are great for parents OR teachers to use), there is some wonderful information about working towards a positively attached relationship between parents and children. We woud recommend this book to anyone who has a child in their lives.

rainynavarro

Review posted February 21, 2019

5

I could not put this book down! "I Love You Rituals" states on the front that it is for parents and children, but as an educator I found this book extremely useful. As a busy teacher and student, I often worry about bonding with all 19 of my students . I feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day and that some students demand more attention than others. With "I Love You Rituals", solutions and suggestions are offered to help ensure that every opportunity to connect with your child (or students) is meaningful and beneficial. A great read for those who want to go above and beyond with their child but don't where to start!

slcoffin

Review posted February 20, 2019

4

I really liked this book. I nanny my 4 yr old granddaughter, but it has been 40 years since I raised my children. Some things I rememered from doing with my children, but this book had so many new and fun ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am very pleased with it. Thank you Ford Foundation for this program.

cheyennelacanlale

Review posted February 15, 2019

5

This book brought my daughter and I closer than ever! The games in here are simple, $0 money involved, and so much fun. I have shared this book now with multiple moms. I am the leader of 12 moms at my job, this book went a long way :)

Aradavis

Review posted February 5, 2019

4

Very good book to read as a family. My son like the poems, especially.

patricia standley

Review posted February 5, 2019

5

This is a wonderful book and i will be using it a lot in my classroom. I love it.

vtitus

Review posted January 31, 2019

5

I loved this book! I feel like it should be a must read for everyone. It has good insight to why we are the way we are, but it also has great rituals to do with your children to make connections. Th connections that we make and how we speak and interact with our children is what is going to shape them into the people they will become. I felt like this book is going to help me make my child a better person that can make connections and self regulate.

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Review posted January 29, 2019

3

The book was more of an update on familiar nursery rhymes and less about innovative ways to interact with children. Although is says up to age 8, it really focuses on very young children.

Ashlynn Hale

Review posted January 22, 2019

4

I have a 8 month old baby so the sections I found very useful were the positive nursery rhymes and cuddling and snuggling games. We really enjoyed the row row your boat snuggle game. The nursery rhymes are so much better then what I grew up with. They’re a lot more positive and can show my baby love and nurturing and not so much negativity. I can’t wait to use more of the activities as gets older as well as taking into account the discipline tips for parents.

Shannonmullins

Review posted January 21, 2019

5

This is a great resource for ways to have more connection with young children, through rhymes and songs. As a teacher of older children, I don't find it helpful for the classroom. However, I have used it with my niece and nephew, and they love them.

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.