A couple of weeks ago I attended an event that was a little bit different from those I normally go to each week. It wasn’t a cosmetic/foodie/makeup event, it wasn’t a glamorous, heels and frock, dress-to-the-nines occasion (thank god!). It was a book launch. A beautiful thought-provoking, inspiring book launch that gave me all the feels and left me with an innate desire to be a better mother.
Cripes that’s pretty heavy!
Bright Ideas for Young Minds is a book that screams for your attention as soon as you lay eyes on it. It’s big, robust and beautifully designed, printed and bound, with fun and exciting content to match. But what is it? It’s an activity book brought to life by New Zealand’s largest early learning provider, BestStart and written by kiwi educators with contributions from Plunket, Heart Foundation NZ and Jumping Beans.
In short, it’s amazing.
As well as providing parents and caregivers with a resource chocka-block full of 70 step-by-step activities that cost little or nothing, what Bright Ideas for Young Minds does so well (for me at least!) is remind me how easy it is to bring great joy to my kids. Showing love through mindful, yet incredibly simple play is the very best education every child deserves. The great part is, creating positive interactions such as those included in the book, are play options accessible to every New Zealand caregiver. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration, a gentle reminder that the currency most cherished by children is our time.
Bright Ideas for Young Minds (Mary Egan Publishers $39.95) is an amazing resource for anyone caring for kiwi kids age 0-6 years and is available now from all leading bookstores.
Win a copy of Bright Ideas for Young Minds!
Tell me how you’d benefit from this beautiful book, or, who you’d gift it to in the comments below. I’ll draw the winner drawn 19/11/17, NZ residents only.