#BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A curious toddler loves to play…especially with his mommy's smartphone!
When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment. Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.
Her simple reminder: Put down our phones
This is the first book in the #babylove series I have read and I must say it did get me thinking. This is a cute little picture book that comes with a message for both adults and children. Mommy seems obsessed with her mobile phone and only views her child through the screen by taking pictures of him and videoing the things he does. Until one moment mommy has left her phone on the side, in reach of the toddler. After watching mommy take pictures, he wants to too, so goes around taking selfies and pictures of the dog. After becoming a little spooked as mommy is on her way back he runs and drops the phone.
This is a story about the impact technology can potentially have on a family and perhaps the 'need' people feel to capture every second with a toddler as they are continuously changing. It is not until towards the end of the book that mommy perhaps realises the most important thing is actually spending time with child and not viewing him from behind a screen. The child also learns not to touch things that are not his.
Overall this is a nice little picture book that carries a few morals for all audiences. After reading this, I would be interested in reading others from this series.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.