Everyone loves a freebie, but this will intrigue a lot of your parents out there. Their Name is Today by Jonann Christoph Arnold is a book about reclaiming childhood in a hostile world. Community Playthings are right behind this book, have sponsored it and are giving copies away on their site.
What is Their Name is Today all about? It claims to be a child-centred book that aids adults, parents, teachers etc how to provide a child with the carefree childhood they deserve.
This is what they say about it:
Their Name Is Today looks at standardised testing, overstimulation, academic pressure, marketing to children and much more. It calls on everyone who loves children to find creative ways to help them flourish by giving them time to play, access to nature, personal attention and by defending their right to the joy and wonder of childhood.
This immediately struck a chord with me. I am a busy working mum, I love my kids, they want for nothing. Or do they? I do feel guilty of perhaps not spending enough time rolling about the floor with them, or just having general nonsense. When you have a house to keep clean, never ending laundry piles and pressure to be, well just like a flaming Stepford wife, then unfortunately we can under prioritise "silly" time with our children. As parents, we always feel the guilt of not quite doing it as perfect as we should.
Just click on the link above, fill in your details and you will be sent a copy of Their Name is Today by Johann Christoph Arnold. I am looking forward to reading it.
Thanks to beessteph @ HUKD