This past month, my son and I had a lot of fun reading together. The books we read covered many different themes and ideas. We read books about animals, parts of the body, colors, shapes, and springtime. We also read both toddler and easy picture books. He is enjoying story time more and we are getting into a good routine of reading before bedtime. Some of his favorite books were:
My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis – This book was by far his favorite. We read it every night and most nights we read it twice. This book is about a truck that gets stuck and other vehicles try to help it get unstuck. This book has counting and rhyming text which makes it fun and easy to read.
All About Me! by Dawn Sirett – This book talks about a group of toddlers who name different parts of the body. This lift-the-flap board book is a lot of fun.
Baby’s very first touchy-feely animals book by Stella Baggott - This touch and feel book has bright colors and the textured patches make it fun for babies.
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? and Where is Baby’s Yummy Tummy by Karen Katz – Karen Katz’s books are still a favorite of his. These books are great to help toddlers identify parts of the body and with fun flaps to lift, it makes each page a surprise.
This has been an exciting month of reading. I am also finding out that it is hard to get him to like new books. He is very comfortable in having the same books read over and over. We read the same books for about 2-3 weeks and then we read new ones for 2-3 more weeks. Repetition in books seems to make him comfortable. He likes knowing what books will be read and gets excited with every turn of the page. I am hoping that as we explore the books and since we read the same books over and over, he will learn new words and be able to identify new objects.
For more tips on how to read to your toddler and information on the 6 pre-literacy skills, please visit the Ready to Read page of the website.
303 books previously read. 96 books read this month. Total of 399 books read so far.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten – 399 books read = 601 books left to read