Thursday, July 25, 2013

Little Visits at Bedtime by Dr. Mary Manz Simon

Title: Little Visits at Bedtime
Author: Dr. Mary Manz Simon
Pages: 224
Publication Date: July 20, 2012
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House (website)(Twitter)
Source: Publisher for honest review
Rating: very cute!

One of my boys' favorite things to do is unwind at night by reading stories. When I saw Little Visits at Bedtime I immediately requested it to read and review. Adding it to my new Kindle just made it even more fun for the boys. They get to "turn the pages" by hitting the screen so they are super involved in the stories.

Recommend for kids ages 3 to 7. The book contains 105 short devotional and a prayer. We don't use the prayer included because we do "prayer requests" instead but one of the tips in the book is extend the prayer to include items of importance to your particular child. 

Each day takes about 10 minutes to read the devotional and answer the included question and that is for both boys. There is always more discussion that can last as long as I'll let it. My boys can gab. 

I love that they are not dated so that if we miss a day or want to do more than one story, we can pick up where we left off. The stories are cute and are very relevant. There is a good mix of stories that I would consider more girlish and more boyish. I have changed around a bit of the story to keep it more interesting for my kids and that works well. 

So many teachable moments are in Little Visits at Bedtime. They learn about kindness and sharing and God's love for them, friendship and animals. Lots of things that they are already interested in.

I would highly recommend this to parents of little ones. If you are looking for another great, short devotional book, Little Visits at Bedtime is a great choice.

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