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Reading faith based books with children is a great way to instill Godly values and character into them at an early age. God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is an adorable little board book for babies/toddlers and mommies to read together. In this cute little book, children read about meaningful things mommies and children can do together such as pick dandelions, splash in the rain, and play on playgrounds. Children learn that we all make mistakes and that it is important to forgive. They learn to pray and to thank God for his goodness. The last page stresses that no matter what we do, we are always precious in the sight of God.
The book is well made and durable. It was published this year (2017) by Thomas Nelson. God Loves Mommy and Me is illustrated by Laura Watkins.
The illustrations are colorful and appealing. On some pages, children will find additional things to count or discuss such as lady bugs and butterflies crawling on the tree branches, bumble bees buzzing around, a little duck waiting his turn to play, and carrots dangling from the ceiling. Children might enjoy counting the critters as they read through the book.
If you would like to enrich your reading experience with your child, consider doing the following activities together before and/or after reading the book together.
- Pick flowers.
- If it’s raining, splash in some puddles together.
- Play on a playground.
- Take a walk together.
- Above all else, pray together . . . every day.
Here are a few other ideas for mommies and children to do together.
Enjoy an outdoor tea party. – Practical Mommy
Paint with Bubbles. – Living Well Mom
Here are 55+ other activities for strengthening the parent/child relationship. – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide.