Mommy, Draw Stars on My Tummy

Mommy, Draw Stars on My Tummy
by Martine Groeneveld

My daughter is in love with this book, she is carrying her 2nd child and so excited by this book and cannot wait to use with the new little one.

The author takes us through and tells us about the role that positive touch plays in her family.  She did research and searched for books on the subject of combining touch with play, the only thing she was able to find was on infant and child massage. This led her to the decision to write her own book on combining touch with play. There are four sections which include rhymes, games, songs and stories while each section involves reciting or playing with your child and gives instructions for the accompanying positive touches for each of the activities.  The author explains that there are benefits to using the combination and include that the activities stimulate the brains development and improves the cognitive performance. The ending includes research studies which support the theory that touch is beneficial to children.

This truly is a fun book that will strengthen the parent-child bond all while promoting healthy child development through stimulating activities. “Mommy, Draw Stars on My Tummy” is definitely a creative work and I would highly recommend this to anyone who has little one’s at home, is pregnant, or has a pregnancy planned.  This would also make a great gift to give at a baby shower; the mother to be would be thanking you for this great little gem!

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