The most basic thing a parent tries to instill in their child is the concept of unconditional love. Every parent wants their child to feel unique and special and know that their parents will always be there for them. We start by nurturing our infants and loving them, and as our children grow, we try to teach them how much they mean to us. A children’s book is a good resource to get our point across in a way that small children can understand.
Bear of my Heart is the tale of a parent and baby bear and their adventure through nature. As they experience all the wonders of the earth, the parent bear repeatedly calls baby “the bear of my heart.” It’s a constant reminder that, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you are special, unique, and loved. The story is written in a lyrical prose that creates a warm, inviting tale. As the story tells a tale of love, it also tells one of independence and individualism. It’s a well-rounded story that will help teach your baby or preschooler about love and acceptance. Teaching your kids to feel safe in the love of their parents while giving them the courage to venture out on their own is fundamental to their development.
The story is written by Joanne Ryder. Ryder is the award-winning author of many books for kids about nature. Her ability to teach kids about animals while relating them to the emotions of people make her stories favorites for young kids. The illustrations by Margie Moore set the scene in a soft setting. The watercolors create a warm, inviting backdrop to tell the story.
If you want to begin to teach your baby about love and acceptance, this book is a great addition to your child’s library. It’s a classic story and one that will make your child relate to the characters and see the love you have for them. It’s a great bedtime story that will leave them feeling content and secure as they drift off to sleep.