I've been reading books to my babies for 16 yrs now.
I saved books that I read to the older 3 and now I'm reading to the younger 3. I have some memorized and loved them now as I did all those years ago.
Taking time during the day ....and before bed helps create a great day and night ritual. My kids love to stop what they are doing and head to our reading corner. I created a spot by the book trunk...it has tons of blankets and cushy cushions to sit and read on
Here are a few of my all time favorite reads..
Of course Goodnight Moon
Hello, finding the mouse on each page is more fun than the story
What Will You Wear Jesse Bear
Not sure what it is about this little guy, but we love jesse bear books. My kids love giggling at the ants in pants part!
I Love you Stinky Face
I've created voices for this book. It's quite interesting to hear me read (giggles) Adore this book
Ah, sweet Alice. "Reading is the magic key to take you where you want to be" Great books with stories from the bible that your kids will enjoy and understand....
Any I Spy Book
Totally adore these...when they are too little to 'actually' find the objects just have fun looking at all the things and have them point you out things they find. As they get older they can actually 'spy' things
ALL OF THE CRITTER BOOKS...and I mean all...I've collected them for 16 yrs. I think I might just have every one of them. Some are held together by multiple pieces of tape thanks to little ones who think tearing is reading. All time fav's...Just a Nap....Just a Rainy Day...Just Go to Bed...and this one!!! I mean who doesn't love Mercer Mayer!?!
When Gray was first born over 16 yrs ago I joined a baby book of the month club. I was a new mom and didn't have many to my collection. One of my favorites was this soft Pooh Book...(Gray's nursery theme was classic Winnie the Pooh so this was special)
I can't believe Pooh has actually made it w/o being ripped out after 16 yrs!