We have been playing with a really fun kid’s journal from the Gadanke handmade journal shop. I have always written in some sort of journal or notebook, not to mention all the notes I have jotted down about things the girls say or special memories.
My girls are also showing an interest in journaling and memory-keeping, which makes me so happy! There is nothing more precious than memories and thoughts, shared in their own writing and drawing.
Katie, founder/owner of Gadanke, is passionate about helping people write their stories. Her shop is filled with handcrafted journals, containing creative writing prompts and inspiration. They’re made with 100% recycled papers, too.
I love the Gadanke motto – Celebrate your story!
We had the pleasure of reviewing the Jump Up! Kid’s Journal:
“This book is a story; it’s the story of an awesome kid.
This über exciting journal is cleverly disguised as a time capsule just for kids. (Don’t tell!)”
As soon as I pulled it out of the package, my girls ran off with it to check it out. There are lots of silly writing prompts that had them giggling!
Things we love about the Gadanke Jump Up! Journal:
– It’s flexible – we can add photos and other memorabilia, move pages around, and even add more pages that we create.
– There is a varied combination of drawing prompts, lists, and reflections that definitely appeal to a child’s imagination.
– The journal comes with fun add-ons, like a name tag, tickets, graph paper page, and playing card. Natalie wants to write all her nicknames on the name tag – love it!
Photo from Gadanke
As my older daughter approaches 10 (yikes!), I find myself wanting to capture and record every detail about her before the preteen years take over. What better way than to have her document this moment in time herself, in her own words and drawings?
Here are a few finished pages from our journal:
These journals would be a fun gift to tuck in an Easter basket, bring on a road trip, or have on hand for hot summer afternoons.
Good news! Here’s a special offer for Let’s Explore Readers: 10% off your purchase with code EXPLORE10. Expires at midnight March 28, 2012.
Thank you, Katie, for sharing a journal with our family!
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Do you keep a journal for yourself or your kids? Do your kids draw or write in a journal or diary?
I was provided with a journal to review from Gadanke. The opinions in this post are all ours!