Using our books
American Hero Books were created for infant-preschool age children. The images and text depict Service Members doing things common to a regular day, AND the specialty formatting allows pictures to be inserted over those printed in the books so the child can “see” their own parent at work. The books are constructed from sturdy laminated board so that kids can hold, play with, and interact with them safely, and each page has an acetate sheet over the pictures so pictures stay safe from even too much kissing!
Though created for young children our books were designed to grow with the child. Below are some book features that you can use to help your children get the most out of American Hero Books no matter what their ages:
Beneath the Roots:
Thriving as a Military Family
…Today my daughter is 11 and Daddy has been away for over 7 of her years. Pictures and discussion of what Daddy is doing remain a wonderful tool to remind us of each other but at this age, and with the amount of separation we have faced, we have had to develop new methods of staying connected. But the adoption of any new method can be overwhelming because we all have perspectives, ideas, time constraints, etc. so getting onto the same page first is critical.
Family goal setting has become a practice that we have learned to embrace. When we are successful at this not only are we able to achieve something we want, but the practice of first determining what exactly we want opens lines of communication and helps us to listen and understand each other, which is ultimately what we really need to stay connected….
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