Last week, I talked about how we do preschool at home. In that post, I mentioned how I enjoy reading to my children regularly and provide a lot of exposure to books. When they’re babies, they gnaw on board books But they get the hang of it as they get older.
Here’s a list of what I’ve read to our children. It’ll be an ongoing list which I’ll update regularly. I used to pull random books off the shelf at the library, but now I’m more picky. I tend to like books that have stood the test of time, but this doesn’t mean that I’ll rule out newer children’s books.
This is what we’ve read so far. A lot of these books we’ve read many, many many times. My two year old likes to hear the same stories over again.
For the Toddler
- “The Little Red Hen” by Paul Galdone (a great book that talks about the importance of work)
- “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman
- “Go, Dog, Go” by P.D. Eastman
- “Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day” by Richard Scarry
- “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss (Dr. Seuss is da bomb! His rhymes really capture a young child’s attention.)
- “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss
- “Horton Hatches the Egg” by Dr. Seuss
For the Baby
The baby’s books are mostly non-text books that help my little one develop their visual acuity. I will show the baby the book and talk about the picture. I often let the two year old do this. Gives him a chance to be the “teacher”
- Black on White by Tana Hoban
- White on Black by Tana Hoban
- What Does Baby See?
More books to come!
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