Before Gavin started walking I got in the good habit of reading to him before bed. It was so easy because he wasn’t so squirmy and wormy. Shortly after his first birthday we got out of the habit and to be honest it is sometime easier to watch an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and snuggle with Gavin. However there is always a twinge of mom guilt when I don’t read to Gavin. For the obvious reasons that reading time is a great way to get the ball rolling on conversation, bonding, and teach good habits for future. Check out this article on 10 Reasons Why you should Read with your Toddler.
Our Favorite Books
Our book collection really took off at the the baby shower and when Gavin was born. I truly appreciated all the books because I love a big book collection and wanted to make reading apart of how I raised Gavin. These are probably the books that have been most read to date and our personal favorites.
Newest books added to collection
Purchased at Marshalls each book was under $5, an absolute bargain. To be honest with you I thought the book selection at Marshalls was really impressive. They had a few popular book but had a large selection of Halloween books. I was just pulling books off the shelf and dropping them in my cart.
Each book has a purpose behind it:
Big Boy Underpants – help with transition out of diapers to underpants!
The Cherrios Play Boom – fun interactive book for snack time or breakfast
My First 100 Words – love love these books because it’s less of toddler needs to sit, more interactive and so easy to get conversion going and
Five Little Pumpkins – the pumpkins on cover are so darn cute and Fall is upon us (yay!)
Question? What’s your favorite childhood book?