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In one word: TERRIFIC!
on May 25, 2013
We are HUGE Dr. Seuss fans in our home, where I babysit our two grandsons, ages 5 and 14 months. Given the four year age difference between them, their interests and abilities are quite different. When #2 came along, with all of the instantaneous needs and demands involved with a newborn, I wanted to make sure to be able to carve out several special "one-on-one" times throughout the day with my older grandchild. One of those was lunchtime, when Baby Brother was napping and we could curl up with his choice of several Seuss books I'd read to him while he was eating his lunch. Little Brother is now awake at lunchtime, and while he's content to sit in his little chair munching away and listening to the stories I'm reading to Big Brother (even though he can't understand them yet), he definitely DOES understand - even at this young age! - that Grandma is spending focused time with Big Brother... after about a half hour or so, he gets ancy and lets me know that he wants his share of focused "Grandma-time" too! Enter "I Can Draw It Myself, By Me, Myself", and two other interactive Seuss books - such wonderful ways for my older grandchild to entertain himself and stretch his creativity and imagination while I'm focused on the younger!
We've collected every Seuss children's book, but there are three books in particular that we ordered two copies of, because they can be personalized by our little guys to make them truly "their own"! This one, along with "I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself" and "My Book about Me, By Me, Myself" will become treasured keepsakes, little "snapshots" of where they were developmentally that they can look back on one day with a smile. Our older grandson will start all-day kindergarten in August, so this summer is the perfect time to share his set of personalized books with him. This one is just great... each page has colorful Seuss drawings that are incomplete, with his typical whimsical rhymes accompanying them, and your youngster "completes" the drawings him/herself! The back of each page is blank white, where a child can use his/her imagination to dream up and draw even more creatures. It comes complete with four crayons as well!
We've thoroughly enjoyed being able to so closely participate in and observe our grandkids' growth and development, and finding new ways to encourage both. These books have been fun tools to use toward that end! (The only drawback about having the opportunity to spend this much time with our grandkids is that as they head off to school, we're going to experience some level of "empty nest syndrome" all over again! That's okay... the laughter and memories we share makes it all worth it.)