This little journal by Wee Society is quite fun and unique. It is ideal for artistic, creative, and/or right brain dominant children and is described as "a fill-in journal for kids." I think it could be beneficial for older children and even adults with...
This little journal by Wee Society is quite fun and unique. It is ideal for artistic, creative, and/or right brain dominant children and is described as "a fill-in journal for kids." I think it could be beneficial for older children and even adults with developmental delays or handicaps as well. The print on the inside is all very large and should be appropriate for anyone with about a second-grade reading level or higher. The bold colors and imaginative prompts are sure to appeal to a wide variety of personalities.
Some of the pages encourage the reader to draw or sketch, but never in a way that should cause them to feel their artistic ability is lacking. For example, one page says, "If I could have any pet, it would be a ___________ ." There is a picture of a leash leading to a collar where the person can draw an animal in. Another drawing prompt page says, "This is my favorite thing to do inside" with a picture of a blank house to draw in. The page opposite says, "This is my favorite thing to do outside" with a place to draw. So, none of the pages ask the reader to copy a drawing, finish the other half of a drawing, etc. Other pages are writing prompts, such as, "When my family is together, we like to" followed by a picture of lined notebook paper with large writing space for completing the thought. There are prompts asking what you''d name a band, what you wish was in your refrigerator, and what you would pack if you were going to outer space.
There is a good variety of prompts, some more reflective, some about favorite things, some about dreams. I appreciated a prompt which asked what awards I would like to give someone as this could stir kids to think of good characteristics they see in those around them or good deeds they''ve witnessed. The dust jacket is removable and has more opportunities to journal inside of it. I think this is a practical choice since dust jackets don''t always survive long when books are frequented by young kids and the actual hardcover underneath is fully colored and offers an opportunity for doodling and personalization.
I think kids could enjoy this, handicapped or developmentally delayed individuals could benefit from its approach, and it would make a great gift item. Once it is filled out, it will be a fun piece of memorabilia for someone who may not have take the time to do a traditional journal, scrapbook, or photo album. This could even be incorporated into a young student''s homeschool day before they are prepared for traditional writing prompts. It would surely be a highlight! My fourth grader snatched this and read through the whole thing, eagerly asking if he could complete it.
In the interest of full-disclosure, I received a copy of this book courtesy of Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing. I was not required to give a positive review, my opinions are genuine.