On one of our trips to the library, Gwen picked out a book called ASK ME by Antje Damm. I thought it look a little "babish", but oh, how wrong I was. I love it!
There are over 100 simple, thought-provoking questions to help start conversation between you and your child. The teacher in me immediately thought it was a great way to build relationships with my students too. Each page has a beautiful image, either an illustration or child's drawing or a photograph, that stimulates the conversation too.
Questions like: If you were king or queen, what would you change? Have you ever picked fruit off a tree? Do you know what your grandparents played with when they were little? Who's in your family? Have you ever seen animals in the sky?
I've renewed the book twice now and I don't want to return it. I've found myself contemplating a purchase! After I spent some time with this book and my kids, I felt like I knew them better as people and took some time to relax, slow down, and enjoy who they are as individuals.
What a great find!