Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
For over a decade now, parents have been asking Emmy-nominated children’s television programming host, Rachel Coleman, to make a potty training program for their children. “I resisted it,” Coleman confessed. “But when I resist something that is actually a good idea, it usually only takes about ten years to break through to my good senses,” she says with a smile. So the star of Signing Time and Baby Signing Time got behind the camera to sing, sign, and dance about - you guessed it - Potty Time.
Coleman and her sister/business partner, Emilie Brown, didn’t want to confine the program to simply teaching children how to use the potty. “I tell children that their bodies are amazing and that it’s important to listen to their bodies,” Coleman explained. “When your body tells you that you are hungry you go get something to eat. So, when your body tells you that you need to use the potty, it’s pretty simple - you stop what you are doing and go use the potty.” Brown added, “We designed this program to support any potty training method parents choose to use. It’s going to make potty training easier and more fun – no matter what.”
The Potty Time product line includes a DVD and accompanying music CD, board book and Potty Time reminder watch that reminds children when it’s time to go, and is available in three colors: green, pink, and blue.
The Potty Time website offers a rich library of free resources (flash cards, charts, certificates, and articles) for parents and child care providers. The free Potty Time app helps keep track of a child’s progress with virtual sticker charts and printable certificates. The most popular feature of the app is the video call from Rachel, who “calls” a child to say: “Congratulations! You did it!” or “Keep trying. You can do it!”
The Potty Time products are proving to be a valuable tool for both typically-developing children and children with special needs. “Children with Down syndrome or autism sometimes need extra help with potty training,” says Colleen Brunetti, the potty training expert who manages the Potty Time blog. “The Potty Time program includes language support through signing, and it’s really working. Parents write in to tell us how thankful they are for this program because nothing else has worked. They absolutely love it.”