A lot of times our hobbies, our likes, we make sure we pass on to our children. My love for books is something I always tried to pass on to my kids. I think is a great thing to do with you free time (if you have any :)), it encourages you to use your imagination... so many benefics to reading.
My girls have a million books, and since they were little, they were entertaint very easily with books. Lots of times I will find them sitting down in their room without toys, just browsing through their books, pretending to read them, making up stories. Now that my oldest one reads very well, she has a collection of books she loves to read and I always try to pick up a new one of that series whenever I find them.
Books are also what keeps them entertain while I go grocery shopping. Also grandma and grandpa´s favourite gift to the girls. When we went to the States, I think bookstores were the type of stores we visted the most. Lifeway probably knew my debit card number by heart ;)
In our last visit to Lifeway before we got back from the States this last time, we told the girls to pick up a book each. Noelia, my youngest one, picked up one, I am sure for the artwork (which is great!), that has turned into a favorite, and is the one that I am recomending today.
An example is when you read about prayer, it tells them how God delights in answering our prayers. But it tells them that those prayers have to be according to His will, and that those answers will come in His time.
This is a portion of the book. " My prayers are important to God... That´s why I talk to Him every day. God wants to hear what matters to you-- because you matter to Him!
When you pray, you get to know God like a friend. And even though you may be small, your prayers are important to Him. No matter when you pray or where you pray, He always hear you. Something always happens when you talk to God!"
It is good even for mommies, isn´t it?