I remember curling up on my mom or dad's lap and listening to them read stories to me.
I remember watching their lips move to form each word that came out of their mouth. It was all so amazing to me (I suppose that was my teacher instinct coming out at an early age...).
When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to have a LOT of books readily available for baby K to read. Luckily, I had collected a pretty heavy load of children's books thanks to my 3 years of teaching first grade.
We also received several more baby/toddler board books at each baby shower.
Every day (often several times a day), I will find James sitting quietly flipping through books on his own.
It melts my heart.
He seems so sweet and innocent, curled up with a good book.
We like to keep books easily accessible around here.
We have book baskets in all places of the house, so he can easily grab a book on the fly.
Sometimes he'll sit and flip through the books, sometimes he'll want me to read him stories, and other times his main goal is to
When he gets older, I hope to create a "themed" basket in the family room.
That basket will have books that match the season or special occasion.
In our 14 months together, we have come to love all of his books, but have a special place in our heart for a certain 5 books (that we read A. LOT.)
Without further ado, and in no particular order...our "Top 5 Favorite Board Books":
|Number 1: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?|
|Number 2: The Very Hungry Caterpillar|
|Number 3: That's Not My Dinosaur...|
|Number 4: The Going To Bed Book|
|Number 5: The Little Blue Truck|
These books all have something special about them.
The bright colors, the fun/silly characters, and the length all make them extra appealing to James and myself. If you're in need of a great board book, check