If you’re like me, your cell phone is essentially a digital picture frame with a few entertaining apps and an alarm clock.
I’ve never been that attached to my phone (sorry Apple), and sometimes I don’t even know where it is. But there’s no doubt that when my son hit the age of one, I began using it as a pacifier of sorts.
Videos of Elmo to distract him from dreaded breathing treatments. The discovery of surprise egg videos (I mean, what?) during the purgatory known as waiting for food at a restaurant.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Siri say, “I didn’t quite get that,” after my kid’s chubby fingers mashed a bunch of buttons and summoned the robot.
Honestly, there’s not a Snapchat filter we haven’t tried. Full disclosure: I didn’t even know how to send a Snapchat until the other day when a girl (who I have no doubt was taking the Apgar test when I was studying for the SATs) showed me how. Still, my toddler definitely knows what a cell phone is.
So when I was introduced to the book “My Toddler Life“, I knew I had to check it out.
Written by Corine Dehghanpisheh as part of the #BabyLove series, “My Toddler Life” is about a curious toddler who loves to play, especially with his mom’s smartphone. When he gets caught playing with the phone, an important lesson arises for both Mom and toddler.
Corine is an award winning children’s author and illustrator, and this is a delightful little book! I loved the message, and my son loved the pictures (and no doubt, his mom’s Oscar-winning storytelling voices). The illustrations are adorable, too, which makes it a book you can pick up time and time again without tiring of it.
The message resonates with all of us — whether you use Snapchat filters and selfies to distract your toddler or not.
I’m pleased to give away a copy of Corine’s book to a lucky reader! For your chance to win, please enter the giveaway below: