Team Kramer turns their fun family stories into books.
Cheska Garcia-Kramer didn't want to write books just for the sake of. She says she wanted the books to be very special, personal and “from the heart.”
This is the reason why when she (together with Children’s Hour and Sterling) decided to do the Team Kramer books, she wanted it to be about her very own family experience with husband Doug and their kids Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin.
“You know Team Kramer as a family we really do things together. There’s never a day that we do things separately. And Doug and I, we really believe that parents should be together in guiding their children. So with the Team Kramer Healthy Habits, these are things that I actually taught Kendra like in How Do I Shower.”
Three of the six books Cheska has written revolve around healthy habits such as washing hands, brushing teeth and taking a shower. Cheska said she shared with Kendra, who is already 8 years old, that her own mom taught her how to bathe herself when she was the same age. “I tell (her), ‘you have to learn how to shower yourself. When I was that age, my Mom already taught me how to shower.’ … So these are things that I remember from how my Mom would teach me, to me doing it to my children.”
Cheska further remarked that she wanted their books to have a heart to appeal to children. “That’s why I want them to be instructional, but at the same time I really don't want it to be instruction lang. Pero walang heart ‘di ba? So I brought in the kind of conversations that we had. I really hope that people really like it, especially the kids.”
The TV host and online star also co-wrote one of the books, The Boy Who Had Everything, with her eldest child Kendra. Asked how she helped her Mommy write the books, Kendra explained, “I just asked Mommy if we could write the books together. So we tried to make up like a story, and then Mommy made it into a book.”