May 13th, 2013 at 5:00 am
By Kim Ross
For Mother’s Day I got a poem from my oldest and one of the lines read, “I love to hear mom listen to me when I read.” Children love to read to you and listen to you read. Nothing is better than snuggling together and reading a good book. Sometimes it feels like you are reading the same books over and over and want some fun new books to be a part of reading time. A great way to try new books is to visit your local library or do a book swap with friends!
Here are some fresh book ideas for you:
Pinkaliscous by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Any Dr. Suess Books
Ducks Don’t Wear Socks by John Nedwidek
Pete the Cat by James Dean
Leo the Lightening Bug by Eric Drachman
The Ugly Pumpkin by David Horowitz
Here Comes the Big Mean Dust Bunny by Jan Thomas
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
The Dog House by Jan Thomas
The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems
Llama llama Books by Anna Dewdney
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
These are just some of the favorites I have to share. Another key is to listen to the audio version if it is available. While visiting preschool the other day, my son’s teacher was reading Pete the Cat, Rocking in my School Shoes and had the CD playing along. There was great music that went along with it that the kids danced too.
What are some fun books that you like to read with your child?
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.