Steffany Skelley Gilmer
As parents, we know that one of our most important jobs is teaching our children morals and how to do the right thing.
It’s a great responsibility and sometimes a challenge figuring out how to effectively communicate such a large life-lesson in ways that are age-appropriate and easy for our children to understand.
There are many ways to teach life-lessons and since every child is different, we as parents have to figure out the method that works best for our child. Some are creative, some are direct, some are a little in-between the two, but all can be used in a way to help a child understand and process the information given so they can learn and grow from it.
I’ve found using books helps me break down big topics with my children in a simple, kid-friendly way. We snuggle up together on the couch and read all about whatever situation is currently on their hearts and then we discuss how it applies to their lives and what they can learn from it.
As the mom of a 6 year old and 3 year old, a topic we’ve been discussing a lot in our home lately is the importance of listening to our conscience (inner voice) and teaching our sons how to listen for their inner voices.
When I was contacted by Smith Publicity regarding a brand-new children’s book called Small Voice Says written by Michael Morrison Ph.D and his daughter Mackenzie Morrison, I was thrilled to accept the offer for a review.
The concept of Small Voice Says is wonderful: “It’s an educational and heartfelt message about discovering and listening to your inner voice with colorful and intriguing illustrations throughout.”
While the book is intended for little ones as they enter their preschool and kindergarten years – a critical development period when foundations of conscience begin to develop, it also teaches children and adults alike to explore their small inner voice.
In Small Voice Says, you meet a young girl named Angela who starts hearing her small inner voice. She learns that it is her small inner voice that helps her distinguish between right and wrong. Brought through a collection of decisions, she learns how those decisions impact others – like how she feels when she hurts her friend’s feelings or doesn’t tell the truth.
Described as “not a book you read to, but a book you read with” Small Voice Says is a great way to begin the discussion with your child on how we can listen to our conscience & make good decisions. Because as parents we know not only is it important to teach our children what their inner voice is, it’s essential that they learn the inner reflection skills to help guide them throughout their adult lives.
For this review, we were sent a preview copy of Small Voice Says written by Michael and Mackenzie Morrison and illustrated by Nina Summer.
What we loved about Small Voice Says:
The fun, colorful illustrations captivated my children page after page. As a mom, I loved the message in Small Voice Says. It’s a kid-friendly & encouraging way to teach the importance of listening to our inner voice, being responsible for our actions and of how our actions affect those around us. A Small Voice Says is a great tool that parents, grandparents and teachers can use to help connect children to their inner voice!
Small Voice Says is now available at Amazon and all major booksellers.
Click HERE to order your copy at Amazon today!
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