Feb 172011

In my everlasting goal of finding ways to be a better parent, I stumbled on Child Sense by Priscilla Dunstan. This book is all about determining which sense is dominant in your child, and using this knowledge to better interact, and make your life easier. It is geared towards young children under age 5.

I found it very interesting, and very informative. The lists provided to help determine which sense your child is were detailed enough that it made my choice easy. I very easily figured out that my little monster is a tactile child. This means he experiences the world physically.

There was a whole chapter devoted to each sense type (tactile, auditory, visual, taste/smell), and gave some good advise about how to approach both everyday events (like eating, sleeping and dressing) and extraordinary events like moving, having another child, starting school and dealing with death. The book divided each type down further into age ranges (birth-1 year, 1-3 years, 3-5 years), which me see not only where my son was, where he is now, and what I can expect in the near future.

I’d definitely recommend this book to other parents. Any insights that make your life as a parent easier, and your child’s life smoother, are well worth hearing about.

Rating: 4/5
Source: Local library

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