Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home
by Kristin Ayyar, illustrated by Melissa Bailey
Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home is the story of a young boy waiting for his daddy to come home from a trip. To make their separation easier, his family creates rituals to stay connected and make the countdown fly by. Inspired by her own experiences, Kristin Ayyar shares how her family copes with the separations that are part of everyday life.
Includes ideas for ways to countdown and discussion questions for parents and children to talk about separations.
"Ayyar has written a book that belongs in every home and classroom where young children deal with parents who travel." —Cathy B. Griffin, M.S.Ed, director of The Children's Campus, Raritan Valley Community College
"This is a warmly illustrated story that will resound with families who have to travel for work, whether for military service or otherwise." —Dr. Yaël Acre, Médecin de Famille, Québec
Kristin Ayyar is the mother of three children, an avid volunteer in her community, and has been an Air Force spouse since 1990. Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home is filled with rituals she and her children follow when her husband is traveling the globe or deployed overseas.
8" x 10" Hardcover
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