For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing and drawing and coloring. Several of my kids share these passions, and I’m always on the lookout for products that encourage even the ones who aren’t naturally bent that way to spend time developing those skills.
That’s why I love Doodle Your Day, a kids’ journal that Timberdoodle sent me to review this week. It’s designed for ages 8 and up, but I have a nearly 7-year old who’ll be getting a copy for her birthday next month, and I’m anticipating having to buy extra copies for a few of her older siblings, as well.
There is a different journal prompt for every day (including Leap Day), the vast majority of which can be completed with a doodle (hence, the title).
That makes this a great first journal for kids, as the “assignments” are quick and easy… and loads of fun, as well! Some of the days’ doodles are given a full page spread to work with:
Others get only half a page. As you can see, it wouldn’t take long to complete any of these prompts. That’s why they call it micro-journaling.
What a fun keepsake it will be once it’s completed! I like the fact that some of the prompts relate to quirky holidays, as our family enjoys celebrating those, anyway.
Flipping through the book, I’ve even discovered a few “National Holidays” I never knew existed, although they left out some of our favorites, like Texas Independence Day and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (both of which are TODAY!)
If you have a budding young artist who — like my kids — leaves a trail of scratch paper drawings behind everywhere he/she goes, do yourself a favor and give them a fun way to keep all their doodles together in one place.