Obviously MARvelous: Childhood Wonders Book Review & Giveaway (12/29)

In today’s fast paced and over scheduled world of carpools, activity spreadsheets, and Nintendo DS , simple wonders of childhood, and the special moments between parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and the little ones they love, are often lost. In

The Classic Treasury Of Childhood Wonders

, award winning writer, educator, and family issues advocate Susan Magsamen masterfully blends a vintage design and feel with a collection of activities, poems, nursery rhymes, and art that underscores her philosophy on the best ways to encourage learn through play experiences and create special memories to last a lifetime.

The Classic Treasury Of Childhood Wonders

is a National Geographic Children’s Book and is divided into five sections that illuminates a child’s world and interests: Magic and Make Believe, Outdoor Exploring, Crafts and Construction, Yummy for the Tummy, and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime. Childhood Wonders is more than a great gift book. It gives families a tool to reconnect with childhood and explore the importance of learning through play.

We were sent a copy of Childhood Wonders to review and instantly the girls were drawn to it. It was gorgeously made, hard covered, and stood out as something amazing! Before I gave it to them to look through, I decided to sneak a peek myself, and I was extremely impressed with what I read. It has easy but fun projects and crafts, adorable poems, and cute stories to read one on one with a child, or to share as a family.

One of my favorite poems I read was

If by Rudyard Kipling

. I’ve copied an excerpt below

If you can keep your head when all about you Others are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too;

So compelling but filled with such important lessons all children should know. It really touched my heart and I can not wait to share that, and the rest of Childhood Wonders with my little lovebugs!

Buy It

You can buy

The Classic Treasury Of Childhood Wonders

and find some more crafts and stories on Author Susan Magsamen’s Family Stories website

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