Say & Pray Devotions: Review

Say & Pray Devotions
Thanks to FlyBy for a review copy of this book, and for one to give away.

When my oldest daughter was just a toddler, I made a book for her (or maybe it was my sister? Can’t remember). It featured logos from stores we visited: Meijer. Chick-fil-A. Arby’s. She loved “reading” the book. Could she decode the names of those places? No, but she could “read” their logos. In other words, she could make meaning from the logos. And really, according to teachers, that *is* reading.

During my years teaching second grade, and again during my years with preschoolers at home, I did a lot of labeling. Because kids’ brains are so receptive that they pick up these things and are quick to link text words to an object. That’s why it’s no surprise that I love Say & Pray Devotions.

Say & Pray Devotions

Say & Pray Devotions

This is a durable, board book-type of book. It would be ideal for preschoolers. Each page spread features a Bible verse and brief prayer, a colorful illustration, just a bit of text, and then several items labeled. This would be so much fun to look at with a preschooler as they eat lunch, or take a break on the couch. I did this with each of my girls, and they’re all excellent readers today. I’m so glad I did, because school today is hard. Everybody is taking AP classes and competing to be the best they can. Why not give your child an early advantage by helping them make sense of our language while they’re still little?

If that last paragraph sounded a little stressful, I didn’t mean it that way. This type of thing is just FUN as well — good bonding time with your little one. I cherish the time I spent reading with and to my kids. I would love to have some of those times back, believe me!

Would you like a copy? Enter to win below!

Save

Save

Save
a Rafflecopter giveaway

“I received one of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Save

Save

Save

17 thoughts on “Say & Pray Devotions: Review

  1. This is such a precious book. From about age 3, my younger daughter was always cutting, pasting, taping (you name it) pictures and words onto paper which she would have me staple so she would have a book that she made herself. Unfortunately, I didn’t save them but I still have some of her “artwork.” I would give this book to a neighbor’s little girl.

  2. I’m sure this book would be good for littles. However, since I have none of them in my life, please don’t enter my name in your contest. I’m sure others can use the book better than I.

  3. I considered attempting to teach my children to lean to read but opted not to, fearing I would do it incorrectly. I guess things did work out OK for them as they all were excellent students!
    This book look terrific! I would think parents of young children would love a copy! Thanks for letting us know it is out there!

  4. I would love this for my kids! I never thought of making a “label” book, but I love the idea!

  5. I would like this book for my daughter. She loves to read and enjoys learning more about the Bible.

  6. I would love to have this book for my son i think he would love it

  7. I’m sure this book would be good for my niece. I haven’t made a label.

  8. I’d love this book for my son. We homeschool and every morning at breakfast we do our morning basket and that always includes some sort of scripture or devotional. This would be a great addition to our mornings.

  9. I would love to be able to give this book to my grandson. We will be moving soon and I’d love for him to have it as a reminder of our love for him and for our Heavenly Father.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy hearing your thoughts.