#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review

Reading to kids is so important. I know schools and nurseries push and push to encourage you to read to them because it is proven as one of the most important activities to aid their development. I won’t lie, I don’t read to the girls as much as I should. We used to read together all the time but not so much anymore, so when the opportunity arrived to review a new book for toddlers I jumped at the chance.

My Toddler Life is a book by Corine Dahghanpisheh which follows the day in the life of a toddler. The final moral of the story… Put your phone down. This is Corine’s second book in her #BabyLove series.

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review and Giveaway

“This light-hearted reflection on social media habits is a great tool for starting discussions with young children.” – 5 Stars, Foreword Reviews 

“#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is a fun and timely picture book for 21st century preschoolers.” – BlueInk Review

“The lyrical way in which the story is told keeps the subject light while reminding the audience (adults and children alike) the importance of play time over screen time.” – Eileen Caulfield

“With simple rhyming phrases and the author’s enticing illustrations, the volume should surely appeal to young readers, who have almost certainly been told not to play with a parent’s phone. But the book works on another level as well: the boy teaches his mother a valuable lesson about mindfulness. After perusing the old photos, she tells her son: “These moments with you, / I love and treasure.” This stirring story reminds busy parents that even though those photos they take show how much they love their children, there’s joy and wonder in leaving the technology behind. This poignant and entertaining tale about a playful toddler aimed at young lap readers works on a much deeper level for parents.” – Kirkus

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review and Giveaway

I am the worst at being on my phone too much so I just had to read this book. The young toddler plays games throughout the book and then when his mummy isn’t looking he picks up her phone and starts playing with that. When she finds out what he has been up to they talk about why he shouldn’t touch her phone without asking. Then they take a look through the phone and see all the pictures he has taken before the Mum puts her phone down and spends some quality, uninterrupted time playing with her son.

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review and Giveaway

The story really got me thinking. I do take a lot of photos but I definitely don’t take as many as I used to. Putting my phone down more often helps keep me in the moment and genuinely involved with the girls. The overall message of the book is important in this age of growing dependance on technology.

Along this message there are some equally important lessons to pass on to the toddler. He did touch something he knew he shouldn’t without permission and he was rightly expected to apologise. The item touched is almost irrelevant for me, I have always tried to teach my children to respect the property of others, to ask before touching. Even if you don’t understand the value of something doesn’t mean it isn’t priceless to someone else. Now I am not saying my phone is priceless… In fact Apple put a very heavy price tag on my phone. In my house my girls can, on occasion, play with my phone. However, it is always under strict supervision. I don’t worry too much about them posting some random picture to Facebook or Instagram. Nor do I worry about them calling a random contact in my phone who’s number I probably should have deleted years ago. What I do worry about is the ease with which they can get hold of the emergency services. I mean…. I could really do without that!

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review and Giveaway

Corine has also illustrated the book herself. Each page is bright and colourful. The illustrations are beautifully simple and eye catching. They are perfect to keep the attention of any toddler.

I would say this book is perfect for kids from ages 6 months to 2/3 years. Trixie particularly loved this book and I, of course, had to read it to her over and over.

Now on to one of the best parts! I have been given the chance to offer one of my readers the chance to win one of these books for themselves!

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Giveaway

Terms & Conditions

  1. Only one winner will be selected at random from all valid entries.
  2. No cash or other alternative will be offered.
  3. Book Publicity Services is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfilment. The prize will be despatched within ten working days of receiving the winner’s address details.
  4. The closing date is Monday 7th August at 23:59 (GMT).
  5. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  6. The winners will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must respond within 7 days to claim their prize.

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Book Review and Giveaway

*I was provided a book to review, as always all thoughts are my own.

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38 Comments

  1. Rachel Craig
    July 24, 2017 / 10:19 am

    First book that I have come across which deals with social media, yet aimed at very young children. Seems a good idea, as children are likely to hear of social media. Seems best to put relevant information in a format suitable for young children. Likely to encourage them to ask questions, and hopefully get accurate, age appropriate answers from their parent/s, Carer/s, etc. We as adults seem to be inundated with mention/s of social media.

    What surprises me is how we often hear or read of Donald Trump ( Present President of the United States of America) updating the public via Twitter. I would have thought that he would have used other means in order to ensure that he reached as many of his citizens, etc as possible. Yes many people may use Twitter, but we have and are still used to Leaders using their voice i.e. radio used in the past, and then television ( tv programmes can be accessed via computers, etc). So Donald Trump’s favouring Twitter :- I’d like him to explain :- Why?

    Social media has pros and cons, maybe we need to be more aware. That should start at an early age. Also it seems that there should be laws governing use of social media. As the Public should be Protected. Governments need to Govern in regards to the various aspects of modern living.

  2. iain maciver
    July 24, 2017 / 10:27 am

    fab giveaway

  3. Tracy Nixon
    July 24, 2017 / 11:19 am

    This looks a modern little book with simple illustrations that will appeal to any young child x

  4. Kimberly Meadows
    July 24, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Lovely giveaway that I would really enjoy with my 2 little granddaughters. Kassidy the 3 year old loves books already but her 2 year old little sister is a different story all together ☺☺☺

  5. Victoria
    July 24, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    great for my daughter

  6. Pam Francis Gregory
    July 24, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Great giveaway – Thanks

  7. ashleigh allan
    July 24, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Looks a lovely book

  8. fiona waterworth
    July 24, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    think I need the book to learn about social media

  9. Kim M
    July 24, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Would love to win x

  10. Solange
    July 24, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    My daughter would love this.

  11. Hali
    July 25, 2017 / 5:10 am

    Awesome

  12. Karen Barrett
    July 25, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Lovely prize, thank you

  13. Sarah Mackay
    July 25, 2017 / 6:19 am

    What a brilliant book

  14. stuart hargreaves
    July 25, 2017 / 6:21 am

    GREAT GIVE AWAY ALL CHILDREN WILL LIKE THANKS

  15. Suzanne Jackson
    July 25, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Lovely giveaway thank-you

  16. jen jackson
    July 25, 2017 / 9:06 am

    This looks great

  17. Carolyn Heyworth
    July 25, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Love reading to my grandson Elijah !

  18. MARK HOPKINS
    July 25, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Great Giveaway!

  19. Lisa Wilkinson
    July 26, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Lovely book. Thanks for the giveaway

  20. Jodie A Green
    July 26, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    would be lovely for my son <3

  21. Laura Pritchard
    July 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    What a sweet book!

  22. Jamie Edwards
    July 28, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    What a sweet book! I took a photo of every movement of my first child but now we’re on number 3 I don’t take as many as I’d like to.

  23. Tasha
    July 31, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    What a lovely book

  24. Ruth Harwood
    August 1, 2017 / 11:14 am

    awesome prize!!

  25. Ursula Hunt
    August 4, 2017 / 7:48 am

    My grandaughter would love this book

  26. Sheri Darby
    August 4, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    My daughter would love this

  27. Monica Gilbert
    August 4, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    This would be a great book to share with my 4 year old daughter.

  28. Allan Fullarton
    August 5, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Great giveaway – Thanks

  29. ADEINNE TONNER
    August 6, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    This looks great and encourages helping them to learn to read.

  30. Katy Malkin
    August 6, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I like the books that have subtle lessons and messages

  31. Susan B
    August 6, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Cute book which the children would love. Thanks.

  32. hayley williams
    August 6, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    fantastic

  33. Anthea Holloway
    August 7, 2017 / 11:07 am

    What a lovely book – this is a super prize!

  34. Danielle graves
    August 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

    This looks like a great book, so many little ones now have access to tablets and ipads so this is a really good way to introduce them to what social media is

  35. laura stewart
    August 7, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    fingers crossed x

  36. Rich Tyler
    August 7, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Count Me IN

  37. Adrian Bold
    August 8, 2017 / 1:57 am

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

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