Grown-ups have funny ways of saying we are in love. We mostly go on and on in words kids don't understand, with simile's that are too far outside their experience to make sense, and sound mostly silly. But kids know our hearts in a way that no one else really can.
"I Love You More Than Rainbows" by Susan E. Crites takes that knowing, and puts it into words that our children do understand. My son knows how much he loves candy, so when I say that I love him more than that - well that is saying something!
Books for Children Ages: 0 to 6 years old and older
Recommended for Family Reading: If you are looking for a family book - that one that you all know by heart and captures just how you feel about each other - take a look at this one and you may just have found it.
Related Discussion Topics: Love, showing love to each other, expressing yourself through words.
- Make a card for someone you love just because. On the inside of the card write "I love you more than _______" and insert one of your favorite things. For older children, help them come up with their own rhyme.
- Help your child make a list of all the people who love them. Add pictures of those people if you want. Then hang it on their wall. It can be a great cheer-up when your child is next feeling down to remember how much they are loved.
- This will work especially well if you have older children, otherwise consider inviting over grandparents or other family or friends. Make a giant heart shaped placemat that says "How much I love you." Decorate the room with hearts. Then throw your own "love party." Give each person a chance to share how much they love each other.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars*