I Love You All the Time (Hardcover)
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Reassure children that they are loved and loveable no matter the ups and downs of the day with words of affirmation for kids.
I Love You All the Time speaks to the power of caregivers’ steady love to help children develop confidence, resilience, and emotional agility with words of affirmation for kids.
Parents and teachers want strategies for helping preschoolers manage their emotions. But to effectively teach emotional self-regulation strategies, children first need to know they are safe and loved—all the time. Even when they lose their temper, even when they stay up too late, or lose their shoes, or yell at their friend. The steady love of a caregiver can help children thrive, even when life is challenging.
Written from the perspective of a caring adult speaking to a child, I Love You All the Time strengthens relationships by addressing the common childhood fear: Am I loved all the time? Its charming rhyme, words of affirmation for kids, and heartwarming message make the book perfect for storytime, home, the preschool classroom, and whenever children need a reminder that they’re loved.
All the Time Series
Written from the perspective of an adult speaking to a child, these rhyming books help young children know that they are deserving of love through life's ups and downs and show them all the ways they’re supported as they continue to grow and learn.
About the Author
Deborah Farmer Kris is a child development expert and parent educator. She serves as a columnist and consultant for PBS KIDS, and she writes for NPR’s MindShift and other national publications. Over the course of her career, Deborah has taught almost every grade K–12, served as a school administrator, directed leadership institutes, and presented to hundreds of parents and educators around the United States. Deborah and her husband live in Massachusetts with their two kids—who love to test every theory she’s ever had about child development. Mostly, she loves sharing nuggets of practical wisdom that can help kids and families thrive.
Jennifer Zivoin has illustrated more than forty children’s books, and her art has appeared in children’s magazines, including High Five and Clubhouse Jr. She illustrated the New York Times and #1 Indiebound best seller Something Happened in Our Town. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest children’s museum, featured her art in a special Pirates and Princesses exhibit. Jennifer provided artwork for celebrity picture books, including those by James Patterson and Guns N’ Roses. Recently, Jennifer made her debut as an author with her book Pooka & Bunni. Jennifer lives in Indiana with her husband, daughters, and pet chinchillas.
“A comforting book about the power of unconditional love that’s instructive for caregivers and young readers alike.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“An ideal pick for putting little ones to bed.”
— Foreword Reviews
“A young child experiences the ups and downs of everyday life while hearing the soothing refrain ‘I love you all the time’ from his caregivers. The warm watercolor and pencil illustrations add even more comfort to the sweet and lilting rhythm of the story.”
— School Library Journal
“I Love You All the Time helps parents and caregivers communicate the one message children most need to hear: that they are loved unconditionally. Playful rhymes, engaging illustrations, and a wise ‘Letter to Caregivers’ make this book a gift to children and adults alike. I could not recommend it more.”
— Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of Untangled and Under Pressure
“Ups and downs, highs and lows—they’re par for the course as children learn and grow. Deborah Farmer Kris’s gentle, caring books assure them of adults’ love and support—all the time. A must-have series for the young children in your life.”
— Dr. Michele Borba, educational psychologist, parenting and bullying-prevention expert, and author of End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy; Thrivers; and Unselfie
“The four beautiful books in this series are gentle guides for parents and children that teach valuing all the things that make individuals special.”
— Asheville Citizen-Times