As parents we want our children to make good choices but at times we may not have all of the right words to use in order to convey what we are trying to each. That's why I absolutely love the "Magic of Me" series by author, Becky Cummings. Her brightly illustrated picture books and wonderfully worded rhymes make teaching our children about choices and consequences easy to understand and fun!
Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of The Magic of Me My Magical Choices free for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Magic of Me My Magical Choices | Children's Book Review
The Magic of Me My Magical Choices: About the Book
Title: The Magic of Me My Magical Choices
Written By: Becky Cummings
Illustrated By: Zuzana Svobodova
The Magic of Me My Magical Choices is the second in the "Magic of Me" series by author, Becky Cummings.
The first installment in the "Magic of Me" series teaches children that their words have meaning and the importance of positive affirmations.
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The second book in the series, My Magical Choices illustrates to children all of the choices they make day in and day out and how the choices they make impact those around them.
"I choose to be patient!
As our children are met with situations will they choose to be calm? Will they get angry? Will they forgive?
The Magic of Me: My Magical Choices helps teach children that they are in the driver's seat. They can decide how they handle a situation and it is always best to remain calm, be forgiving and to practice patience.
The Magic of Me My Magical Choices: My Thoughts
The thing I love about Becky Cummings' "The Magic of Me" series is how in both books each page starts off with a first person affirmation, "I choose to be calm!", "I choose to be patient!" and then goes into the second person describing what it means to be calm or patient or forgiving.
That "I" really drills home the point that the child is in charge. "I choose", these are choices I AM making and this is something is in MY control.
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It is no secret that I am a fan of rhyming stories; I like the flow it creates when a book rhymes and if I'm being completely honest, I like how fast I can get through book when it rhymes - especially when I am reading book after book (after book) to my children during story time.
I also believe rhyming stories keep younger children engaged more than non-rhyming stories.
The rhyming scheme in Becky Cummings' "The Magic of Me" series just makes these stories all the more fun to read.
I also love the illustrations. They are brightly colored, they feature diverse characters and animal friends - my daughters love to point out the cat (who is sometimes grumpy) each time we read these stories.
The Magic of Me: My Magical Choices is a fun, easy to read, easy to understand children's book that makes for a great conversation starter about the choices we make and I highly, highly recommend parents, caregivers, teachers, aunts & uncles and nannies check out this book and this series as a whole.
About the Author
"Becky Cummings is an author, teacher and mom of three. She loves kids and speaking her truth. Becky is blessed to combine these passions by writing children's books that spread messages of love, hope, faith, health, and happiness. When she isn't writing you might find her salsa dancing, eating a veggie burrito at her favorite Mexican joint, or traveling to new places!"
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