If you are a parent of a little kid you know that they want to do everything by themselves. And that's OK. They especially don't like when we hold their hands. But you know…they wonder off.
Momma Don’t You Worry by Louie Lawent is a cute book with friendly illustrations. It’s written beautifully and has a rhyming tone which I like. The story is about a six year old boy who doesn’t want his mom to hold his hand. He believes he is big enough. But somehow he gets lost in the store and gets frightened. As a mom of a 6 year old I can relate to this story. As a parent educator, I know the theme of this story is pretty common. An important lesson for the little ones to learn. The boy is very smart, he asks the sales clerk for help. The book has a great message about safety and it’s nice that at the end when mom and boy reunite, mom doesn’t reprimand the boy. She has a loving reconnection. Every little child I know insists on “Mom, I’m way to old for holding hands”.
I would recommend reading this book with your little one and teaching them what to do in case they get lost in public. Before reading the book maybe ask your child a hypothetical question to spark some curiosity and see what his thoughts are on the subject. You may also ask questions like, “How do you think the boy was feeling when he discovered that his mom wasn’t around?”
Overall, a cute book, easy to read and a great message!
Check it out! It's only $1 on Amazon. You can't bit that.