Meet Marcia Goldman and Lola the therapy dog. Marcia has her Masters Degree in Special Education and has spent the last 25 years focusing on providing therapeutic-based programs for children with autism and their families. Lola is a five-pound Yorkshire Terrier who lives in California with her adoring owners. She is a proudly certified therapy dog who makes weekly visits to elder care centers, bookstores, and classrooms. Together Marcia and Lola have created a wonderful book series that helps educate children about therapy animals.
I received books from the series and my daughter loves learning all about Lola. We also received a cute little plush Lola to go along with the books!
In Lola Goes To School, Lola has her first day at Doggy Daycare. Like anyone new to preschool or kindergarten, she’s a little bit nervous, a little bit scared, and very excited. Children will identify with Lola as she faces first-day-of-school jitters…perfect for my 4 year old who will be attending kindergarten next year.
Lola Goes To Work is a great book to show children how through hard work and determination, anyone (no matter how small) can achieve their goals. Lola is a little terrier with a big job! Children will identify with the feisty Lola as she struggles going to school, passing tests, and finally achieving her Big Dog dream. If Lola can make it in a world of Great Danes and Labradors, so can anybody who’s feeling like a runt.
Lola Goes To The Doctor is a great way to help children overcome their fear of the doctor. Children will identify with Lola as she nervously waits to be called into the doctor’s office. Kids will see how Lola is brave through her doctor’s visit, and that they can be brave too.
Last but not least, Lola and Tattletale Zeke is a great way to teach children how to deal with tattletales, and when to tell an adult. Lola struggles with her little brother Zeke and his tattletale behavior in this sequel to Lola Goes to Work.
Marcia and Lola are a favorite among many children and families, and once you read the Lola books, you’ll see why. These books are full of great lessons behind fun stories that children enjoy.
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