Recently, I had the opportunity to review a children’s book that teaches kids about being prepared and learning forward-thinking skills. I expected one type of thing and was surprisingly pleased with what I actually got out of this story!
Jake is an adventurous boy with his trusty dog Miller. Together they use their imagination and ‘travel the world’ through all kinds of different climates and cultures. Miller is a bit of a worrier but Jake assures him that they will have everything they need for their big adventure. It ends with them camping in the back yard and is a delightful book to read to children. With the colorful and charming illustrations throughout, kids are sure to keep their attention focused on the story. It rather reminds me of something you might see given out to Boy and Girl Scouts.
In my personal opinion, this book is a powerful tool to help familiarize and educate your children not only about prepping and self reliance; it is also a wonderful (and fun!) way to introduce your children to problem solving, forward thinking practices, foresight and intuition.
By having Miller the dog be ‘the worrier’ of the two and Jake coming up with all the answers and solutions, it can also be a great way to help your child gain confidence in their abilities. And it doesn’t stop there! You can then take the ideas outside and let them have their own little adventure! Let them put goodies in a backpack and carry it around so they are prepared! Again, you are promoting forward thinking and building their confidence IN A FUN WAY! To them, it is all a game!