Mama, Sing My Song – Amanda Seibert

Mama, Sing My Song: A Sweet Melody of God's Love for Me by Amanda Seibert, Sally Garland
Published by Thomas Nelson on September 27, 2022
Genres: Children's
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Mama, Sing My Song is a beautiful children's book about God's big love, giving families affirming words to shower on their kids, revealing the bright joy, deep care, and unending love they have in their hearts. Amanda Seibert, founder of Mama Sing My Song, the popular company that creates personalized songs for parents to gift to their children, knows that the words we speak over our little ones can shape them for years to come.
When we look at our children, we see those one-in-a-million grins, their crinkled noses, and sweet eyes looking back at us, which soften our hearts. God designed those babies uniquely, and Mama, Sing My Song is a celebration of all that is lovely and true about your child. Let your little ones know they are safe, loved, and cherished in your family.
This affirming picture book for 4- to 8-year-olds
celebrates the love between parent and child;encourages kids to embrace God's love for them;provides kids the security and love they're seeking; andhighlights all that is good in our little ones.With snuggly illustrations of animal families, Mama, Sing My Song
features unique presentation pages to write your little one's name, plus space to journal special messages and a prayer for your child;includes a free downloadable song;is a great gift for baby showers, Mother's Day, Christmas, and birthdays; andhas a beautifully designed cover, perfect for displaying in a nursery or in a gift basket.Hold your little ones a little closer as you share this timeless, heartfelt love note with them.

I remember when I was a kid in the halcyon days of the 1990s. One of my grandparents’ favorite Christmas gifts was a personalized book that took a generic story—a had one about Noah’s Ark, Santa Claus, and one other I can’t recall too much about—and made ME the main character of the story. Thirty years later and technology has evolved but personalized gifts remain the same. Mama Sing My Song is a company that has, for years now, done personalized lullabies and songs for thousands of kids. Now, Mama, Sing My Song is an illustrated book that add a layer of art and literacy to its musical origins.

Mama, Sing My Song is intended to be a gift book. The opening page has space for the giver to write their name, to whom they are giving the book, and the date. There’s also space for the giver to write about “Wonderful Qualities I See in You” and “My Hopes and Dreams for Your Life.” Those personal touches make this book more than just a children’s book, but a childhood keepsake that you’ll find as an adult in your parents’ storage and treasure all over again. A QR code is included that directs you to the book’s website where you can download the song in the book, engage with the book in video format, and learn more about the author.

The first panels of the book open with a rhyming, sing-songy introduction about a “song so amazing, delightful, and true—a marvelous song about marvelous you!” The bulk of Mama, Sing My Song is the song itself, which reiterates the uniqueness and individuality of each child, how God will always be with them, how God will make a beautiful thing out them, and how dearly loved they are.

My favorite part of this book is that you can access it in so many ways. The language is simple enough that young readers can read it themselves or have it read to them. There’s a video they can watch or they can listen to the song and follow along in the book. Capturing children’s imaginations through multiple media enhances their learning ability as the message soaks in through different avenues. Personally, my children love it when they can read a children’s book—say an Eric Carle book—then go to YouTube to watch that book played on screen. By offering different ways to engage, Amanda Siebert not only highlights the strength of the book—her original song—but creates more replayability, ensuring that your kid will return to this message time and time again.