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I decided to take a few days off from blogging to concentrate on my sweet boy. At only 2 1/2, BabyCoolJ has been such a trooper with our move. From staging our home, to running out the door, to living out of boxes, it has been such a great change being planted and building roots in our new community. We are now almost 3-weeks-in! And every day he says “I love our new home.”
For every season and change, I turn to books for my toddler. A good book can really speak to children, and it is amazing how a story can help them get through anything. Before we began packing, we read him Boomer’s Big Day on a daily basis. It really helped the transition of moving.
We are blessed (and cursed!) with a kiddo that doesn’t have many fears. But when he is afraid of something, he grips on to me like nothing else. Kind of like a terrified cat, claws and all.
So in anticipation of our first night in the new home (which, he did awesome!!) I got a book.
With a new home, bedroom, friends, town, etc, I wanted to offer him another opportunity to cope with any fears he may have. For me, a book is a great way to do that. I’m Not Scared is a perfect book to help children battle fears through the strength of God. How beautiful is that? It takes the “idea” of God we always share with him and makes it real through powerful words and vivid illustrations.
I loved how the author, Roxanne Stephenson, walks the reader through Max’s fears and how he turns to God for each one. From big to small fears, God is there every step of the way and blankets the child with the Armor of God.
I especially love this because I keep trying to think of ways to share God with BabyCoolJ. We pray daily and at every meal, go to Church, read biblical books and talk about God. But I understand that it must be very abstract for him, and I love how I’m Not Scared incorporates how God is there always.
While he enjoys it at 2, some of the fears are a bit more big-kid related, so don’t discount this book for your young child! I think any child with fears (or stresses in their life that can cause them) should have this in their library.
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What is one of your favorite children’s books?