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A Conversation with authors Nicole and Damir Fonovich

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For every parent who has watched a child tremble in the hairdresser's chair, drag their feet to swimming lessons, or cry on the way to the pediatrician, help has arrived.

"Luca Lashes" is a collection of kids' eBooks and interactive apps – aimed at kids ages 0–4 – that turns “fear of firsts” into fun.

Created by long-time educators Nicole and Damir Fonovich, the series was inspired by their little boy, Lucas, and their desire to help him be brave in all his childhood discoveries: the first swimming lesson, first plane ride, first trip to the dentist, first haircut.

Nicole and Damir recruited a team of editors, illustrators, music composers, translators and narrators to create an educational and fun answer to every parent's struggle. The result: a whimsical, multi-lingual (English, French, Italian and Spanish) line of children's eBooks and apps based on a boy with magic eyelashes which give him special brave powers in all his "scary" firsts.

Nine books in the series release throughout 2012, and follow Luca as he (and his parents) conquers fearful firsts, from brushing his teeth to visiting mommy in the hospital. A parent's section at the back of each book highlights key teaching concepts and offers questions parents can use to prompt learning opportunities.

Join us as we talk to these innovative authors and parents who can inspire adults to conquer our fear of firsts as well.

 

 

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