I am going to have to restrain myself with this post. I could probably write for days when it comes to children’s books. So, I’ll just write about the favorites in our house.
Before I begin, let me just preface by writing about the importance of exposing children to books. I found this great quote from Reading Rocket’s website:
“Reading books aloud to kids stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read aloud together.”
Reading books to your child sets them up for success in every subject later on. Once children have the learning of sounds and letters in motion, it’s heartwarming and rewarding to start watching them make connections during your reading. Don’t forget the importance of talking about the covers, title page, dedication page, author/illustrator name and more. These are areas that are assessed at early ages in school, so the sooner your child knows these, the more excited they’ll be when school brings them up.
You cannot expose your child to too many books. You can, however, read too many before bedtime if you’re trying to keep a consistent bedtime routine going! 🙂
Here are some of our favorites:
- Little Blue Truck series
- I Love You to the Moon and Back
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle books
- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
- The Bad Seed
- Goodnight Moon
- Search and Find books, especially the Disney-themed ones
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- The Wonky Donkey
- Dragons Love Tacos
I have to stop myself. Books make great gifts! If you have access to Scholastic book orders through a classroom, you can’t really beat the prices, except for Amazon, and they have so many ways to search online. You can do this by grade level, reading level, interest level, and more. Have fun exploring!