Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fab 5: Children's Books, Part One

Reading is obviously a necessary skill. You can't even fill out a job application without being literate. Early reading is a fantastic way for parents to bond with children and prepare them for academic success.  It's also a great boost for children with slow speech development. Ask me how I know. (Those aren't scholarly sources but you can find some if you look.) 

I said all that to say this- we read a lot! Micah could be read to for hours at a time but I always fall asleep after 45 minutes. Kevin's working up for reading "big kid" books for 20 or 30 minutes. One of the three big goals that I have for my kids is teaching them to love to read. We'll see if it happens. 

We have so many books that there is no way we could list five that were our total favorites. So this will be part one.

The Cat in the Hat is one of Micah's favorite books right now. We read it a lot and it doesn't drive me crazy after a couple of reads. That's always a plus for this mama.  As you can tell our copy is completely falling apart; it's been taped several times but I think it's about a goner. I'm pretty sure it was Justin's when he was little. 

My mom found Digger Man, along with two others for the boys. Kevin especially loves them and Micah can almost quote the whole thing. 

Micah received Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type at Kevin's baby shower. It's a cute little nonsensical story that the boys enjoy. 

We enjoy Little Blue Truck so much that I'm going to look for the other one: Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. It has animal sounds and is an adorable story about helping others. 

And a beloved children's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? wraps up our five. It teaches colors and animals and of course there are others (see below picture). Micah can practically quote this one and they are Kevin's favorites. He loves to sit and look at them. 

What are your favorite children's books? 


  1. Hi! Well I have two girls, but we always loved Goodnight Moon and Corduroy. The Berenstain Bears series are cute and most of them have a little lesson also. Reading with children is so much fun! Have a blessed day!


    1. Goodnight Moon is a stable here too. We read it every night before we tuck Kevin in :) I'll have to check on the Berenstein Bears; I've eyed them several times. Thanks for the idea; it's nice to know that you like them!