I am no expert in children’s literature, or a teacher for that matter, but I have a child who already loves to be read to. She’s not really into her toys – she is happiest when the hubby and I read book after book after book to her (maybe because we have a special chair and we cuddle her?!). Thank goodness we can go to the library for books because I get pretty sick of our typical rotation.
Of the ones we do own, there are a few that stand out as her favorites based on her excited, legs pumping, gibberish-talking reaction. Here are her favorites:
1. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. – Not gonna lie, this is my favorite one to read to her, so maybe that’s why she likes it. I love the fun rhyming! And Little K loves to point at the letters now. The bright colors keep her interested and I hope one day we can use this as a catalyst for practicing our ABC’s.
2. Five Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth – (also available with 10 ladybugs) – Little K loves to runs her hands over the little bugs. Here favorite part is at the end – when we point out all the creatures on the last page. Cute, quick read that is great for learning to count.
3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?…or anything by Eric Carle – This was one of my favorites as a kid. Little K seems to like the yellow duck and the teacher the best. This one will be great down the road to help with colors. And I just LOVE the way Eric illustrates.
4. Moo, Baa, La La La…or anything by Sandra Boyton – Another one that’s fun for me to read…because who doesn’t like to make animal noises?! Little K finds it pretty amusing – especially the snorting and snuffing part. Sandra’s other books ROCK, too. Love Pajama Time and Let’s Dance, Little Pookie, especially.
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – Little K is a gal after my own heart, as this was my favorite book when I was little. I think it was that darn bowl full of mush line. What is mush exactly? I also think this is a great one for baby’s eyes due to the switch between black/white illustrations into color.
What book did/does your baby like the most?