Books we love February 28, 2017 16:00
When I learned we were going to be lucky enough to be parents, one of the things I was most excited about was to be able to share my love of reading with our child. Reading was such a magical part of my childhood and I dream that our daughter will enjoy it in the same way I have been able to. With that said... here are a few of the favorites that we've gotten her started on.
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers - My sister gifted us this lovely story. It takes you through key elements of babyhood one step at a time. It has warm illustrations and charming rhythm while being inclusive of all types of babies and families.
Wind Says Good Night by Katy Rydell - A fabulous journey through the ecosystem outside a child's doorstep as they fall asleep. This story shares the connectedness of our world, and the comfort of nature's sounds.
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - This adorable story follows Little Pea through the trials of eating candy for dinner in the hopes of a deliciously green spinach dessert. Our daughter loves it so much that she often wants to read both of our copies in a single sitting.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen - This one's a throwback. We were gifted a copy by some neighbors who had grown out of it. As we started through it for the first time, I immediately teared up. I had completely forgotten, but this was one I had as a kid. A heartwarming story set on a cold winters night. It tracks a child and their father looking for owls in the night forest. I couldn't help but reminisce about my dad taking us on bird-watching hikes as children.
This could go on forever. There are so many books we love, I could slice it by reader stage, plot line, setting, and more, but then you'd stop reading. Suffice it to say that these four have been some of the top of the pile for our first 2.5 years of infant to toddler reading.
What are some of your favorite books?