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Parents today are too caught up in the rat race of 'perfect' parenting. In trying to ensure that their children are all-rounders and have an edge over their peers, parents forget to ask themselves an important question: What kind of life-skills can I inculcate during my child's early development that will propel them towards a successful future? The Power of Make-Believe addresses this question. This well researched book outlines that pretend play and purposeful discussions with parents accords children the gift of vocabulary and creativity that leads to effective communication skills, something that will benefit them throughout their life and career. With over sixty DIY pretend play activities, ten vocabulary enhancing ideas and several children's book recommendations-based on topical concerns to spark a conversation and help understanding of worldly concepts in a constructive yet fun way-Merchant Doshi offers superb educational entertainment; a way to foster the overall development of children while they have heaps of fun with their parents!
'I have always believed in the power of real discourse with my kids over the standard parenting rat race stuff. The Power of Make-Believe hits home with my personal parenting principles. First, what parents do during their time with their young children has a major effect on their output later in life. Second, the best skill you can impart to your kids is the ability to reason and to have a great conversation on various topics with confidence.
'Creating your own path as a parent and having meaningful discussions with your child is an important centrepiece of forging their personality and raising a free and liberal thinker. Shouger Merchant Doshi crafts this book with equal doses of intellect and humour, and brings out a fresh perspective on parenting. She shows how we can best impact our children's futures, their careers and choices in simple yet effective ways'
'As a mom, this book really resonated with me and was very special. It simply yet eloquently describes pretend play activities that mandates every parent to have various discussions with their child. Shouger has incorporated reading and good vocabulary practices in play, which truly helps in building the child's confidence. Children will be getting educated while playing and won't even realize it!
'The Power of Make-Believe is sure to be a winner for 2021, especially given the Covid-19 crisis that we are all going through. The book is a great way to immerse yourself in your children's world, while building good memories and skills that will benefit them as they grow'