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3.0 out of 5 starsAge range not accurate, very complex and long
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 7, 2022
I really enjoy teaching my daughter concepts through books. This has worked out well for bedtime, emotions, becoming a big sister, mom's pregnancy, etc. She is turning 4 in a few weeks and I read the reviews and description and thought this would suit her.
I was wrong! It teaches great concepts and I don't disagree with anything in the book, but it is very detailed and very complex. Each section could be its own book, and there are 5 major parts of the book. Each page of each section is very... Dense, introducing new and intense concepts requiring a lot of discussion.
I knew it was a workbook but didn't understand how intense it was until it was in my hands. It even requires you work with your family and community to identity 3-5 adults to act as a "safety network" and those adults also just be introduced to the concepts in the book so they know what the kid is talking about. That's a great idea, but is a lot to ask, when I just want my kid to know about concept for herself, for others, her private parts, and about listening to her gut and alerting is to anyone she doesn't feel safe with. We've already done a lot of that work but a simple book would help clarify things.
My husband and I decided to keep this but it will be more suitable when she's at LEAST 6. Saying this understandable for 4 year olds is really pushing it IMO. It also requires a lot for parents, it's not a simple bedtime book to teach a kid things, and I don't think that's clear from the description.