Mobile phones are a massive part of most people’s lives. So many of us are on social media, speak via text and find pretty much everything we need online. They definitely have their uses!
But what about when their use starts to interfere with our lives too much? Evidence suggests now we are all a bit obsessed with our phones. They can affect our social lives, sleep and even parenting.
We all sometimes need to switch off and put our phones down as parents and this is what Corine Dehghanpisheh is explaining in her beautifully written and illustrated book – #Babylove: My Toddler Life. This is currently available on Amazon.
Corine is based in Dallas, Texas and is a children’s book author and illustrator. She continues to write the #BabyLove: My Toddler Life series which blends modern technologies with the classic situations we end up in raising our children.
Her debut children’s book Can We Play Again? is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.
The book tells the story of a little boy going about his day with his Mommy but as he is learning and doing new things, you can see his Mother snapping everything on her phone, as we do to cherish the memories.
The little boy then finds his Mommy’s phone and starts taking pictures and looking through it and they sit together and look at the memories.
This reminds the Mother that times goes so quickly, children grow so quickly and it is so important to be mindful and make the most of the time we have with our children.
The pair go on to start playing together and the phone is put down away. The message is subtle but there.
I loved this story as my gremlin is off to school soon and it was a reminder to me to put down my phone (which I do much more now anyway) and just play with her, chat to her or snuggle to watch something. It is a lovely reminder for us all.
I love all the vibrant pictures throughout the story; they are eye catching and busy and even a younger child or baby would enjoy looking at all the colour and detail.
The story itself rhymes and I always finds this makes it easier to keep little ones enraptured, as rhyming always sounds like you are almost singing to them. As the story ultimately is about love and spending quality time together, it is something truly special to read to your child. It’s good for your child too, especially if they like to steal your phone now and then! My eldest loves to look at pictures and videos of herself and I’m always telling her to put it down.
My eldest enjoyed the story. She liked all the pictures and sat quite content to the end. She has had it read to her a few times since at bedtime.
Overall this book is a lovely story with a message. Good for both children and parents alike!
This would make a lovely gift for someone or for your child’s birthday or even Christmas.
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Disclosure – we were provided with this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.