Title: The Daily Question for You and Your Child
“With questions that tap into your youngster’s creativity, interests, feelings, and spiritual insights, this journal helps you record daily details from your child’s unique perspective,” the back jacket states in the book, The Daily Question for You and Your Child.
~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-eighty-four-page small hardbound targets parents looking for a new way to communicate with their young children by using a daily three-year spiritual journal. Geared toward calm, enlightening, and peaceful conversations, children ages four to twelve years old would benefit, although any aged reader may find it interesting and creative.
After a front flap to insert a photo, ownership page, and introduction, one page is dedicated to every day of the year with monthly division pages. Having no pictures included, the top of each page has the date with a short question that is asked. There are three sections of five blank lines each that cover three years to write down answers to the question.
~ Why ~
This is an ideal way for an adult to read out loud the day’s question to a young child and write down his or her response. Because it covers three years of journaling, it records a child’s thoughts, fears, accomplishments, growth, and thinking about a topic. It would be an excellent socialization tool at the dinner table, bedtime, or during a time that promotes talking.
Here are some engaging questions asked:
What makes you feel brave?
What is the biggest thing you can jump over?
If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?
Who makes you laugh the most?
Do you think you are competitive? Why?
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like to journal may not want to spend the time and effort with this book. There are some questions that young ones may not understand based on its comprehensive wording. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you may not want to ask some questions to your child. However, there are only two to four per month, and they are not too in depth.
Some of the questions are:
What is your favorite Bible story? Why?
What do you think heaven will be like?
Who can you pray for tonight?
What do you need most from Jesus today?
How does God communicate with you?
~ Wish ~
A few of the questions may not be able to be answered in five lines.
Some of these include:
Write a story about a puppy.
Make up a short story about a robot.
Make up a short story about a talking grapefruit.
Make up a short story about going into space.
~ Want ~
By stimulating thoughts and concepts with young ones, this is a creative book that starts the process of not only thinking about how a young one acts, feels, thinks, and reacts, but it also promotes learning and knowing about God. Having read a similar shorter book to our five-year-old granddaughter who was captivated by being asked eclectic questions, I think this would be a fun parent/child project both would enjoy.
Rated: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Thanks to WaterBook and Multnomah Book Launch Team for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-daily-question-for-you-and-your-child-waterbrook/1128515160