I am so thankful for a little girl who loves to read and look at books. Please don’t misunderstand me; she doesn’t actually read. This isn’t one of those my-kid-is-better-than-your-kid-posts. Although, so far, she hasn’t eaten any books, so she is better than your kid.
Here’s a few of our current favorites:
Spot Goes for A Walk. Light on words and plot, this is a great book for pointing and I love the bright illustrations. And, there is a mirror on the last page. Mirrors in books = big win!
Corduroy Goes to the Doctor and Corduroy’s Party were part of a set that I purchased at Costco, and while I can’t find them new elsewhere, if you see them, be sure to snatch them up! One of my favorite things about the Corduroy books is that I remember them from my childhood.
A great thing about both Corduroy and Spot is that the visual elements (ball, balloon…) are repeated throughout the book so you can look for and point out these easily recognizable shapes again and again. The Sandra Boynton books are great for their fun illustrations and sing-song style of writing. This also makes them very easy to memorize (whether you want to or not!) and you can always recite them on long car rides with a screaming toddler….not that we’ve ever done that. Especially with other people in the car. How embarassing…
Elise is just shy of 16 months and has mastered organic gardening and the art of bonsai.