Give a child (age 2-7) the gift of their own book bound like the others on their book shelf containing their own thoughts, stories and feelings. This journal for your young child's stories and pictures offers a way to connect by writing down their words while boosting their own interest in writing and reading.
The book has room for you to record 20 of your child's stories or experiences with pages for their drawings. A guide at the end gives parents, caregivers, or teachers helpful advice about how to begin this process with young children.
Parenting and early childhood experts value and often suggest making empathy books for young children. This book provides one way to do that. This book has 20 pages lined for words paired with 20 blank picture pages. A guide at the end gives parents, caregivers, or teachers helpful advice about how to begin this process with young children.
"I love this What a gift to parents, teachers and children. It's wonderful that the format of the book is open ended but provides guidance. This approach is incredibly respectful of children's ability to author their own stories and honors their need to express their authentic feelings." - Erica Greene, LCSW
"This personalized, bound copy takes your child's musings and artwork to the next level. Malley provides parents with a clear format, useful guidelines, and developmental tips. This may be the book that kids now in preschool or kindergarten will haul out years from now to show their grandchildren " - Susan North, Parent Educator
"Using My Book with a child helps them feel validated and connected to you. I use this method in my classroom... When a child is upset, writing down their exact words and reading it back allows them to feel heard and able to return to happily exploring activities in the classroom or at home. Highly Recommend " - Andrea Aldis, Preschool Teacher