Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Time Together, Time Well Spent

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Book Review - Time Together, Time Well Spent

About the Book
We’re all guilty of it. It’s easy to get obsessed with our laptops, video games, iPods and smartphones. But Casey Rislov says family time creates stronger relationships and bonds. In her new children’s book, Time Together, Time Well Spent!, Rislov encourages today’s family to get outside and for good old fashioned quality time.

“We did a lot as a family growing up,” says Rislov. “These are very fond memories as we found different activities to do together like water skiing, camping and boating. Games always brought a competitive or silly side to everyone.”

Time Together, Time Well Spent! encourages family members to spend more time together in order to stay close and emotionally connected. The time will allow children and their parents to bond in a way that’s meaningful and lasting.

“I cherish all the time I do spend with my friends and family,” Rislov says. “I love taking the time to talk over a good meal, go on an outdoor adventure, play a game or just make them smile.”

Rislov says, after reading Time Together, Time Well Spent!, children will understand that family time is filled with amazing adventures. And, the book is a helpful guide that shows families how to start conversations with children to teach them family time is central to their development and maturity.

Time Together, Time Well Spent! shows modern families that ditching technology for a period of time in exchange for traditional ways of having fun is important when it comes to keeping a family close.

About the author

Casey Rislov’s passion has always been with children. In her early teenage years, she began teaching swimming lessons. During her late college years, Rislov began assistant coaching swimming and downhill skiing. Eventually, she moved into the classroom to teach both elementary and preschool. Rislov’s most recent career has been in early childhood special education. She received her master’s degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University. Rislov found a renewed sense of love for children's books as soon as she entered the classroom. She and her family live in Casper, Wyoming.

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My Take on the Book
Casey Rislov had written an enchanting story about a bear family and the many ways they spend time together.

For so many families it may be difficult to find time to play together due to schedules of work, school, etc. .This book shows that there are so many activities that you can plan. Some are short term and some may take longer, but time spent together is time very well spent.

Some of the activities the bear family enjoys are: watching a movie with popcorn, playing cards, dancing to music, reading books and discussing them, playing ball, pretending, making forts in the house, etc. This is actually a good springboard to discuss all the ways you and your children enjoy each other's company. You could write your own story!

Have you and your family members connected recently in a enjoyable activity that brought smiles and laughter, learning or maybe discovering something new? You can make every minute count and create memories that can last a life time. Begin today!

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