940 Saturdays: Family Activities and Keepsake Journal

When I first saw this book, 940 Saturdays: Family Activities & a Keepsake Journal (affiliate link), I wondered what in the world the title meant… Then I read that there are 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and the day he or she turns 18. This keepsake journal will help you keep track of every single one of them. If you ask me, this is an amazing idea!

940 Saturdays

For most of my book reviews, I not only express my opinions about the content of the book, I also give you a sampling of what you will find in the book. This book is a little different. While the book is 480 pages long, you will not find any activities, advice, or suggestions posted on 470 of those pages. Instead you will find page after page of blank lines where you can write out your own stories, memories, and activities.

Each of those 470 pages are divided into 2 sections. Each section is numbered from 1 to 940. Next to each number there is a spot for you to write the date of each Saturday. Under those, there are several lines for you to journal about the day. It doesn’t get much simpler, or more genius, than that!

This book was the brainchild of renowned pediatrician Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids (affiliate link) and the inspiration behind the New York Times article, Childhood: 940 Saturdays and You’re Done. He now offers this book to hopefully motive parents to make the most of those 940 Saturdays, and every other moment, of their kids’ childhoods.

While most of this book is blank, waiting for you to fill it in, Dr. Rotbart does provide some insight and ideas. On several pages at the end of this book, you will find listings of milestones that are typical for different ages. He not only associates each milestone with different ages, but also with the Saturdays it may correspond with. On top of that, tucked in a handy envelope built into the back of the book, is a booklet filled with more than 1,000 activity ideas.

This book would make a wonderful gift for any expectant parent. Might I suggest getting one to give as a baby shower gift?

Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. No further compensation was given and all opinions are my own. As noted above, this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details.

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