excerpt of his book, found at his website. He also lists books that are good literature and will be interesting to children. The Read Aloud Handbook will convince you to make reading to your child a priority.
Her blog can be found here in which she discusses the importance of words and the way in which they are used in the context of child training.
Every mother should have a library card. Your child should look forward to going to a building full of books! Start early! Your child will learn to look forward to going with you to get new books. You will learn which authors you enjoy and which books you might want to own in your own library. It is free entertainment and you are demonstrating to your child that you value books and reading.
If you aren't familiar with children's authors, there are good lists on the internet. Once you find an author you like, read all of their books. Have fun building memories!
These are some of our family's favorite read alouds. I know I am leaving SO many out, but its a start.
- Good Night Moon
- Make Way for Ducklings
- Blueberries for Sal
- There's a Nightmare in My Closet
- Where the Wild Things Are
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Little House on The Prairie
What are your favorites? Please share with us!