I’m in love with this little book – more to the point, I’m in love with the concept of providing children with positive affirmations, self confidence, and self worth. I Create My World is a wonderful book for children that I wish I could put in every child in the world’s precious little hands.
I don’t have to tell you how important self worth is, nor do I need to remind you how important it is to our happiness and even health to realize that we are…
- worthy of love, happiness, and all things good!
What I might need to remind a lot of people of is this: People need to be grounded in these truths very, very, very early in life. The first years of development are more important than most people realize. A lot of the beliefs, feelings, and thoughts we develop as very young children stay with us throughout our lives. The impressions we form of ourselves in the early years of life stay with us, for better or worse.
That’s why the thought of a loving adult sitting down with a child and reading a book like this, together, fills my heart with warm hope.
Picture it: A parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or other family member sitting with a precious child reading a bright, beautiful book that’s all bout THEM! Kids are their own favorite topic of conversation, after all – and this is a book reminding them.. reinforcing in them… that they are…
- the artist who’ll paint their life’s picture
I read to my daughters (Emily, Brittany, and Stephany) from the moment they were old enough to listen. The time spent together was sweeter than any cupcake could ever hope to be. I found that it was often the words shared between us… between pages.. that were the most powerful. The same would be true with this delightful and colorful book. Think of the wonderful opportunities you’d have to instill positive life affirmations! Having a book as a “tool” helps immensely. The author’s words can guide your words, while the picture holds the child’s attention.
I’m reminded almost daily just how strong children’s memories are. My daughters often bring up things that happened so long ago that my mind had nearly misplaced the entire scenario. They remember books we checked out at the library and read as soon as we got home, they remember lessons from our home school – all the way back to when they were 5 and 6. A few months ago, one of my girls brought up a story I’d made up when they were all younger than 8. They remembered the “moral” and even the illustrations I drew to go along with it!
What a child experiences early in life helps mold and form them into the person they’ll become. It’s as though we provide them (when they’re very small) with the colors they’ll use to paint their life’s picture.
I Create My World is a beautiful palette of colors you can use to your child’s advantage!
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~ Joi (“Joy”)