Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones: A Book Review

About The Book:

Trade in a few of your bedtime stories for memory-making moments with this collection of fun conversation starters for kids ages three to eight. It’s filled with open-ended questions that will stimulate your children’s imagination and help them express their thoughts.
These conversation starters for kids cover a wide range of topics and avoid one-word answers and right-or-wrong responses. The goal is simply to share some happy times together as you consider some questions for kids, such as…
  • If you could write a book, what would it be about? Tell me the story!
  • If you could be king of the world, what rules would you have everyone obey?
  • Pretend you’re in the circus. What’s your job?
Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, or a childcare provider, you’ll love this valuable tool for helping kids end their day on a happy, loving note.
You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format.
About The Author:
Grace Fox is an international speaker at women's events, a popular radio and television guest, and the author of several books, including 10-Minute Time Outs for You and Your Kids. Her articles have been published in Reader’s Digest and several other magazines. Grace and her husband, Gene, served as missionaries for nearly 20 years.
My Review:
Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones has absolutely revolutionized our family bedtime routine! Before using Tuck-Me-In Talks, bedtime was often wrought with the famous phrases, "I need a drink", "I need to use the bathroom again", "can I have one more hug"! Does this sound familiar (I wouldn't be surprised if it does!)? In the last few months, my husband and I have really struggled with how we could change up routines to allow the girls to become calmer and fall asleep faster! Thanks to Grace's book, it is so exciting to say that bedtime has rarely been a battle in the last month! Woohoo!
The book is simply a bunch of questions that will open discussion among family members in a bedtime routime. They are questions that children ages three and older can easily think on and answer, as can parents! We have used many of the questions and we choose to ask three questions nightly, allowing us to have about 20 minutes of family time before lights out! I am so incredibly grateful for this book! The questions are creative, fun and will allow you, as parent, to learn a few new things about your children, creating and adding to your relationship in a new way, as well as build their tiny hearts in so many wonderful ways!  I love this because not only has it created a new tradition/ritual for our family but its teaching our girls a fantastic tradition that they can use one day as parents!
A true God-send to be sure. It is a small book but packs a punch, making it super portable if you are travelling or spending the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house!
If you are looking for a great baby shower idea or baby gift this would be a fantastic idea, as well for Christmas or birthdays!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones at your favorite book retailer from Harvest House Publishers. It is also available online through Amazon.com
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and Harvest House Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review, Shirley. I'm thrilled that your family's benefiting from this wee resource. May bedtimes continue to be sweet and memorable!

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