I have always enjoyed reading to children. I get as big a kick out of it as the kids do. At this time of year it is especially fun to read to kids as the magical time of year is just beginning.
With that in mind I must list as my most favorite book to read at this time of year is The Night Before Christmas. This book brings such excitement and joy to the kids as they anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus and Christmas.
I can’t forget Goodnight Moon, which is classic favorite of children at bedtime. Goodnight Moon helps kids not be so scared to go to sleep.
Any Dr. Seuss books are great to read but my favorite is Green Eggs and Ham. This book is not only fun to read but really helps kids begin to read along with you. The Shy Little Kitten is another book I always liked reading to my granddaughter. It is a Little Golden Book and speaking of Little Golden Books, we can’t forget Good Night Little Bear which I believe kicked off the Little Bear animated TV show.
Walt Disney’s Cinderella is another wonderful story to read to a little one but I do believe that is probably more for a little girl than a little boy. For the little boy we have The Pokey Little Puppy, which is another, a little golden book. Boys really seem to enjoy that story. I would probably read stories about puppies to boys and stories with kittens in them to little girls. It just seems to be what they like more.
The Little House is a book by Virginia Lee Burton and it is a very nice story about a house. I love Cows so I really like ready Cows in the Kitchen to kids. It is a fun story about animals. My First 500 Words is a great learning book for kids. It is for the ages of 3 to 7 and you can read and review the words in this book and help kids learn how read in a fun way.
If you have a little more time available for reading then a great story to read to the kiddies is Walt Disneys Peter Pan. That story will help the kids drift off to sleep into the world of adventure and imagination. It could help them to have amazing dreams.
Never under-estimate the value of reading to little ones. It can foster a love of reading books and lead them to want to read books for themselves. It will help them to read at a younger age and be more curious about learning. It is a wonderful way to bond and to share adventures.