Reading to your children is a fun way to share time with them and give them a good foundation for literature. There are a few titles that I would like to share with you that really got my children excited. I have picked the ten favorite books that are fun to read and keep them begging for more.
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen is a fun rhyme book that keeps my kids laughing. This is a camping story like no other.
Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn was a wonderful way to share and overcome anxiety with the first day of school. My youngest son still does the kissing hand before he goes to bed.
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood, has been my absolute favorite book to read to my children. It can be read with animation and voices that keep children interested. The book is a mystery and the ending is a wonderful surprise.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a fun interactive book. The layout of the book allows children to guess what is next and keeps them involved. It also teaches how we get beautiful butterflies.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown was the best bedtime story when my children were toddlers. My children would say goodnight to everything, including the carpet, after we read that book.
Green Eggs and Ham and the Foot Book by Dr. Suess have always been favorites. The riddles and rhymes kept my kids interested and the Foot Book helped them with counting as well.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? And, How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? By Jane Yolen are still repeat favorites. When my kids are sick or don’t want to go to bed, these books always make an appearance. Young boys love to compare themselves to dinosaurs and this helped my dinosaurs behave and enjoy a good story.
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault was not only fun but educational. This book helped my children with their alphabet. They would join in the fun as well. Whenever Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom needed to be said they would gladly shout it out.
I highly recommend these books to any parent. Not only are they educational, interactive and fun, but they allow great quality time for both parent and child.