The art of listening is something that probably mean little to many children today. Modern-day toys, as well as electrical entertainment, has meant that children are generally bombarded with a great deal of information and entertainment all throughout the day. You probably find that your child spends a great deal of time in front of glowing rectangles with their eyes glazed over and they don’t really seem to be gaining much benefit.
This is something that is probably not brilliant for children and it can be a good idea to get together with your family and simply spend some time relaxing away from all the busy entertainment devices of today’s world.
You will find the just sitting with your family and spending time together to relax can be a wonderful experience. It can be a great opportunity for children to use their imagination for entertainment and it is possible they will find contentment in simply being.
Why not make for yourself a daily sanctuary of half an hour in which you can enjoy each other’s company; an unshakeable routine in which you know your child is listening to you because you are calm and contented and looking forward to the joint discovery of what adventure Prospero and Platty have got up to today on arrival of their morning post.
The Prospero and Platty adventures are specifically written for parents and children to read together. They are gently descriptive and are based in the real world, not a vast virtual vortex of vroom. They encourage sharing and problem solving, not fear of alien foes and fortresses. They are pleasant and endearing, not hard hitting and horrid.
They are also original, and not a revamped stale tale. Finally, there are no pictures, so the emphasis is on the listening side of the experience and allowing the imagination to work with words alone.
Have a sneaky peak for yourself at http://amzn.to/LYyY56 and then decide whether to create that special routine to be endearingly remembered.
David Wilson has lived in the county of Surrey in England for most of his life and greatly enjoys the countryside with his beloved wife, three kids, two cats and menagerie of other animals. The Puzzle Box is his first book and the first in a series of adventures starring two protagonists which David has adapted from stories told to him by his father as a youngster.
His target audience is parents reading to children and the books are therefore a gentle and descriptive read, similar in style to Enid Blyton. He writes under the pen name of John Sinclair, his given middle names.