all together again: messages to my dad

Summary:

This "Care Package from the Heart" uses simple verse helps a child reflect on and express the love s/he shares with their dad.

Educational Themes:

The cards offer wonderful, inviting ways to open a dialogue with a child about his/her feelings and fears when dad is away.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 11
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with child 2½ years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! In fact, buy two, because you'll want to keep a set at home, even when your child writes notes with the other ones.
Little Kid Reaction

S/He liked playing with the cards and reading the prayers and "squeezing my eyes real tight."

Big Kid Reaction

Because the Dad in our house travels for business, these are handy to have when our toddler asks where he is. S/He is really too young to understand all that the postcards offer, but they are wonderful and s/he can still remember "my Daddy."

Pros:

This set of cards offers a wonderful way for kids to "talk" with Dad by sending him notes. It's also a great for helping kids understand and express their feelings for temporary separations, such as travel.

Cons:

The book disappears when you've written the postcards.


Title All Together Again: Messages To My Dad
About
Author Dayna Kay Rivers
Publisher Knive in the Toaster Publishing Company, LLC © 2004
Illustrators Karen L. Gabriel
ISBN 0971980616
Material Paperback
Cost $9.95
Genres Family, Picture Book, Poetry
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