Monday, February 24, 2014

"Tuck Me in Talks with Your Little Ones" Review

Some of the most memorable moments for a child and for parents are often those precious minutes before bedtime each night.

Author Grace Fox has created an enjoyable little book of questions to ask your children as you are tucking them in. Along with prayer and bedtime stories, these questions – ranging from silly to serious – can become an unforgettable part of the bedtime routine for your children ages 3 – 8.

--If you could play a musical instrument, what would you play? Why that instrument? Show me how you’d play it.

--Name ten things God created.

--What’s the best way to eat spaghetti? Ice cream?

These and many other thought-provoking and fun questions can be found in Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones.

My husband and I have had a nighttime routine for our daughter since she was only a few weeks old. Over the years (she is now five), the routine has changed somewhat, of course, but it is still a highlight of our day with our daughter.

When I first requested this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. We have tried several devotion-type books for bedtime, but we keep coming back to just switching between our two favorite storybook Bibles instead. When we received this book, it was smaller than I thought it would be, and it is just a little book of lots of different questions to ask your kids. I have to say that I thought the book would be more than what it is, but is has actually turned out to be really good. The simplicity of it is what is so great.

For the first couple of nights we used these questions before bedtime, but over the last few days I have switched to using this little book in the car when we are driving back and forth to preschool. My daughter and I have always had great conversations while driving, and these questions just give us even more to talk about!

From the outside, this book just seems like a bunch of questions – something that you could just do on your own. But I think it’s more than that. It’s a tangible object to help you really get into the hearts and minds of your kids. We have only used this book for a few weeks, and I have already written down several things – both funny and serious – that my daughter has told me in answer to these questions. It’s also a good reminder to actually engage your children during times that you might be tempted to just zone out (like in the car or in a waiting room).

This book a simple concept, but its effects can last a lifetime.

I will give Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones ... 4 BookWorms.

Tuck-Me-In Talks with Your Little Ones
by Grace Fox
Harvest House Publishers
February 1, 2014

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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