In this clever book, Drs. Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, use an entertaining story of five children who discover their own love language to help kids understand more about love… and the love languages.
Based on Dr. Chapman’s successful “The 5 Love Languages” series, this book, explains these to kids…helping them understand how others and themselves might best receive and give love. The 5 love languages are each represented by one of the kids in the story: Acts of Kindness, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, and Physical Touch.
I have been familiar with Dr. Chapman’s 5 Love Language series for a while now. My husband and I have enjoyed getting to know more about each other and the girls through some of the books based on this. I love that this book makes it easier for kids to start learning about this earlier on. I think it’s important to recognize that different people perceive love and affection differently. It’s important to understand that what be a loving gesture to one, is not necessarily so to someone else, and avoid conflicts by nothing other than misunderstanding of how our words, actions, or lack there of “speak” to others. And, I think that as with so many other things, it’s never too early to start learning… with age appropriate guidance.
The book has been a hit in my home. The girls are REALLY enjoying learning more about the love languages. They seem to be paying more attention to the other’s love language, on their own! I love that there will be a tool now to go to when conflict comes about and we need to go back to making sure we’re “speaking” in the other’s love language so the other person “gets us”.
The girls and I highly recommend this book for a kids’ home library! You can purchase your own copy by clicking this link, which will take you to AMAZON.COM or visit the blog’s FB page to enter for a chance to win your very own copy of this hardcover book! Make sure you go to the “Giveaway” tab on the blog’s FB page to enter.
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