Astrid Schmitt-Bylandt, a personal development coach, entrepreneur, single mum and now also a children’s author! “Lockdown has not been easy but if you really want something and focus on it you can get it done, Schmitt-Bylandt says with a winning smile.
Her book, “Rufus Finds More Time” tells the story of Rufus the squirrel and his animal friends in the forest with lots of great lessons to learn.
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The new book tells the tale of Rufus, a curious squirrel, and his adventures with his forest friends. In particular, the book teaches the importance of the environment and how to take care of it through simple acts such as disposing waste properly. But it also gives children help with planning their day, setting goals and teaches about trees, flowers and birds with the most amazing pictures. Great for kids and parents! The book is meant to be read out loud by parents to their children.
Reading to children is one of the recommended ways to encourage learning in kids. According to the latest educational studies, reading books aloud to children can help develop their language and listening skills. Experts recommend that both parents and children find a book that is educational and fun to read.
Schmitt-Bylandt wrote the book because she spent lockdown with her then 3 year old twins, always trying to find new ways of teaching them new values and life skills. Hopefully thought this and the coming books will also foster a stronger relationship between parents and their children. Rufus Finds More Time should be read together so that children can ask questions.
There are several lessons that can be learned from the book, from environmental awareness to accepting diversity. Nevertheless, the most important lesson that the book emphasizes is the significance of taking care of the environment and the role that humans have in preserving it. With its colorful designs and friendly characters, the book engages children to learn.
Parents are encouraged to pause after every few pages to ask their children about the story.
The children’s author will soon be releasing her next book and we can’t wait to see what the new book has in store.
One review listed on Amazon wrote, “I got this to read with my 5-year-old niece. She just loved the colourful characters and whimsical world created by the author, Astrid Bylandt. This book was a joy to read for both of us – clever, witty, easy to follow and the beautiful illustrations help bring the story to life.”
Interested parties can find more information at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rufus-finds-more-Astrid-Schmitt-Bylandt/dp/1838341501/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=astrid+rufus&qid=1621781152&sr=8-1
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