Book Review: Little Things Long Remembered

December 5, 2014 Book Review, reviews 2

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Book Review:  Little Things Long RememberedLittle Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day by PhD, Susan Newman
Published by Iron Gate Press on October 1st, 2014
Genres: Non-Fiction
Pages: 148
Source: complimentary review copy
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Filled with practical tips on creating memories with your children {or grandchildren}, Little Things Long Remembered is a practical, darling addition to any parent or grandparent’s repertoire of parenting. It is especially great for new parents or even veteran parents who need quick tips without a lot of steps. The ideas are broken up into memory-makers for 5 minutes, 30 minutes and longer.

Soon after I received this book the Little Monkey was spending the day with me and it happened to be pouring rain. I was at a loss as to what to do {sometimes in the moment it’s hard to think of cool ideas that are both entertaining, memory-making and educational}. Anyone else ever feel that way? Normally we would head outside to go on a nature walk but the cold rain prohibited that idea. Sooo, I grabbed this little gem of a book, flipped through the pages to “5 Minutes More or Less” and “Sick Days” {I figured rain days would fall into that category as well} and quickly was reminded of a game my kids had enjoyed – flipping playing cards into a hat. Yup, something as simple as flipping playing cards kept a three year old entertained for quite a while and in the meantime taught hand-eye coordination {without the benefit of a game station might I add!}; playing well with others {hey, the Little Monkey can’t win every time!} and simply laughing at the simple things in life. Now, on the days I have the Little Monkey he always asks if we can play cards/throw cards!

Much of what is included in Little Things Long Remembered is common sense, practical tips that anyone can implement. I would love to see this in the hands of every parent and grandparent. Makes for a perfect stocking stuffer, baby shower or everyday gift.

Be sure to read Susan Newman’s guest post on Making Memories during the holidays. A gentle reminder to enjoy the little things and not try too hard.

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What little memories do you remember from your childhood?

Many thanks to iRead Book Tours for including me on this tour.

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