Book Review

6.3.11

I don't think I have ever done a book review on my blog before. Today will be my first.

As you all know we love reading in our home. We have read to the boys every day since they were born.....even read to them while they were in the womb. This love for reading can be instilled in your child as even by their first few months.

The book: Just In Case You Ever Wonder
Author: Max Lucado
Overview: "There are certain words that every child longs to hear . . . words of unconditional love, promises of support, prayers of encouragement. No child ever grows tired of hearing a parent's powerful reassurance to always be there for them . . . just in case they ever wonder. Just in Case You Ever Wonder wraps your children in its tender message of love, comfort, and protection, showing them that as they grow and change, you'll always be there for them-whether it's "monsters in the closet" or times when other kids are mean. Beloved author, Max Lucado, helps you express unconditional love for your child, simply, powerfully, and forever." (Quote from this site)

To read the book click here

The message given in this book is what I have always wanted to show to my children. So that they may never doubt my love for them at any stage of their life. LOVE this childrens book.

Here are some benefits of reading to your child:

  • Reading to your kid makes you bond with him, and this gives your child a sense of intimacy and well-being. 
  • The intimacy of reading to your kid is such a pleasurable experience to him that he will have a positive attitude towards reading as he grows up.
  • It calms your child, especially when he is fretful and restless.
  • It promotes increased communication between you and your child.
  • Pre-school children who are exposed to language by hearing words that are read to him and in conversation tend to do well in school.
  • It promotes longer attention span, which is an important skill for your kid to be able to concentrate.
  • It builds listening skills and imagination.
  • Your young child learns about colors, shapes, numbers, and letters, while your older child discovers an expanding chain of knowledge.  His interest in cars, for example, will expand to his interest in trucks, and other transportation like planes and rockets, and soon he will be reading about outer space, science and technology, and so forth. 
  • Books teach your child about relationships, situations, personalities, and what is good and what is bad in the world he lives in.  Fantasy books provide material for his imagination and free play.  Fairy tales fascinate your kid, and help him distinguish between what is real and what is not.

1 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm happy to see that you have a new blog & that you are continuing to use your amazing photography skills.
I love this book, we have it & I read it to my boys when they were little. They are not so little anymore at 19 & 17 yrs.
Best wishes with your photography business. I saw your photos, they are gorgeous!

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