art of listening
Is your child bombarded with fast and furious fantasy figures thrust
upon them because you are caught up in the busy whizz of modern day
Do their eyes glaze over in front of a
wide variety of different sized screens, shooting myriad colours and
warring wacky weirdo characters at them in frenetic scenes?
It’s time to relax, breathe, sit comfortably together and, appreciate
childhood as it’s meant to be: a calm and enjoyable discovery, a first
flush blossoming of the imagination, an enjoyable contentedness and
veneration of life.
Why not make for yourself a daily sanctuary of half
an hour in which you can enjoy each other’s company; an unshakeable
routine in which you know your child is listening to you because you are
calm and contented and looking forward to the joint discovery of what
adventure Prospero and Platty have got up to today on arrival of their
The Prospero and Platty
adventures are specifically written for parents and children to read
together. They are gently descriptive and are based in the real world,
not a vast virtual vortex of vroom. They encourage sharing and problem
solving, not fear of alien foes and fortresses. They are pleasant and
endearing, not hard hitting and horrid. They are also original, and not a
revamped stale tale. Finally, there are no pictures, so the emphasis is
on the listening side of the experience and allowing the imagination to
work with words alone.
Have a sneaky peak for yourself at http://amzn.to/LYyY56 and then decide whether to create that special routine to be endearingly remembered.
David Wilson has lived in the county of Surrey in England for most of
his life and greatly enjoys the countryside with his beloved wife, three
kids, two cats and menagerie of other animals. The Puzzle Box is his
first book and the first in a series of adventures starring two
protagonists which David has adapted from stories told to him by his
father as a youngster. His target audience is parents reading to
children and the books are therefore a gentle and descriptive read,
similar in style to Enid Blyton. He writes under the pen name of John
Sinclair, his given middle names.