A View Into The Mind Of A Child
February 17, 2011 · Posted in Fatherhood, K-5 Kids, Parenting, Play · Permalink

If you want to get the best window into how a five year old thinks read The Room by Emma Donoghue. Told from the perspective of a five year old boy, this story of a mother and her son captive in a small room for years gives incredible insight into the way children process information. It also shows how the creativity of a parent and the power of relationship can help us all cope with even the worst hardship. The audio book narrator, in this child’s voice, is so believable. I laughed out loud at his adorableness, felt his fear and understood and remembered what it was like to be a little child so in tune and reliant on the emotional state of my mother. The book is also a powerful commentary on what children really need vs what we think they need. Two thumbs up.

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