Book size: 6" x 8"

Mar 25, 2011

March 1, 2011 at Green Valley Elementary School Kindergarten Class

Photographs by Jessica Ford Images
 After reading Naptime Secrets, the children were telling me how much they liked the book.

Ruth and her great-grandson Angelo.

Nov 13, 2010

Naptime Secrets does so much to spur imaginations and fosters a love of reading among the children in our Child Development and Education. It is an important investment in the future of our community’s children.”
Laurie Wishard, President,
Family Service Agency Center in San Mateo , CA .

Nov 6, 2009

Lily Ann Foo

Jun 10, 2009

Lomita Park School- 2nd graders

I gave a talk to the second grade children at the Lomita Park School in April and left a few books for their library. The pictures and reviews are so delightful I want to share them with you.

Kimberly, Valeria, and Estela

Jose and John

Christian, Oscar, Daniel and Brenden

Johanna N

Melanie and Delilah

Sammie, Lizzy and Victor

Mikaela and Jaqueline

Cindy and Elizabeth


Art experiences need to be part of life. Mothers have sung soothing lullabies to their babies around the world. Receiving by hearing, or seeing, or expressing their own art through dance, or drawing, or sculpting with clay, or writing, will improve their education, and no matter what course they take in life, it will be enhanced by having had arts experiences
-- Excerpt from YOU and THE ARTS? Ruth's upcoming book.

May 14, 2009

Children and Creativity

For those of you with little children give them materials to draw uninhibited. From this they first learn hand eye coordination. As they get a little older, have them tell you a story about what they drew. It is important to always compliment their natural creativity whether you understand what they do or not. Allow them to explore without judging.

Feb 3, 2009


"I can’t explain how much my two-year-old daughter Keyena loves Naptime Secrets. She enjoys looking at the pictures and at times I even hear her making up her own stories to go along with the pictures. She has taken that book everywhere with her everywhere. It warms my heart to see my child so excited about reading"
– Ayela Whitende.

"Wonderful! The pictures are relaxing for the children before their naptime."
-- Jinny Atkinson