Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I See Me Favorites

I was recently offered the opportunity to review a couple books by one of my favorite companies, I see Me, and it honestly came at the best time. Actually, the specific book titles could not have been anymore perfect.

Elliana is at a ripe age of 4. I mean, she is go go go, me me me. She is smart and hard-headed, and has some really strong traits that I know will help her grow into a very driven adult. I know this because she reminds me a lot of myself. But what I want to make sure to instill in her the most out of this life is the importance of changing the world. And not by discovering the cure for cancer {which would be great if she did}, or winning the noble peace prize, but by simply affecting those around her every day. By reaching out to people. By giving more than receiving.

How do you do that? How do you teach a little one something so big?

We talk about it all the time when we come across certain situations. We try to show her the beauty of giving by donating at our church, buying gifts for children in need, and noticing and helping those that are struggling on the streets. But how do I know that they get it, and how can I show them through words and pictures?

That's where this book, Elliana can change the world, comes in.The illustrations are beautiful, the fact that her name is plastered all over the book enforces the message further, and the meaning behind the story is key, but the wording is what grabbed me the most.

"Elliana, the way that you act and the words that you say can change the world in a positive way. When you do good things for others and give it your best, it spreads all around—north, south, east, and west.  "
Graham's book, Speedster Graham, was more appropriate for his age, and of course his love for cars. His favorite part was a license that was in the book with his name on it and his birthday. Not only that, but his favorite people—cousins and sister, were also in the book.

The selection of books are endless on the website, and if these titles aren't what you are looking for, I am sure there is one that would better suit your child's needs or interests. Not to mention, it would make for a great gift this holiday season.

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