I share my monthly reads with you, but I’m not the only bookworm in the nest. I couldn’t even do a post with all of Eliza’s monthly reads… it would be WAY too long! We usually read anywhere from 3 to 6 “picture” books a day (chapter books take us much longer to read; it took us FOREVER to read Coraline together).
Jonas is becoming a book lover too. He used to get really fussy before his afternoon nap, but now I pile the kids on my lap with a few books picked by E right before nap time. J is always knocked out by book #2. He does not even try to argue.
Here are some of the books that we all love reading together. These are books that we’ve read enough times that we have them memorized. And us grown ups are not sick of them. They are that good.
This was probably my favorite book when I was little and it has been one of our most read books with E since she was a baby. We like that it is fun to read, but also teaches a TON of the things children’s books try to get across. Your kids will learn counting, the days of the week, names of fruits and veggies, and caterpillar life cycles all in a few pages. They won’t even know they’re learning. They will pick it up through osmosis. This book is also nice and calm, making it a good bedtime story.
Another one of my childhood favorites. Get ready for the water works; this book is a tear jerker once you reach parenthood. We love books with “I love my kids” themes, because it inevitably starts a “this is how much I love you” sort of a discussion. Who doesn’t want more of those? This is another great before bed read.
P.S. I like that the dinosaurs have human parents.
I’ll write about our favorite children’s chapter books soon for those of you with bigger tots.
Do you have any favorite children’s books? Share!