My heart feels like it’s going to explode every time I’m watching my sweet Angelica sit amongst all of her favorite books. She likes to wrap them all meticulously around her and let her little imagination run wild. She then goes on to tell the pieces of the stories that she remembers so fondly.
The picture above was taken on her first birthday. Strawberry shortcake was the theme. Her eyes were aglow as she entered the pole barn decorated with balloons and a ball pit. She especially loved being with family but she could have sat there all day with that book absorbing all the pictures in front of her.
She learns so much from hearing the words spoken from mom, dad, and daycare. She knows it too! She goes around the house telling us she is smart. It’s adorable. We just agree and let her believe in herself. I’d say it is working too. She can sing almost every letter correctly in the traditional ABC song in order, can count to 10 easily and even try’s to count to 20 along with others, knows most shapes including hexagon and octagon (even though those two get mixed up every once in a while), and knows all of her basic colors already. She’s only 27 months old! Yeah, I am a proud parent. She’s amazing to me!
Here is a list of books that I read to her on a regular basis…
- Nursery Rhymes
- Clifford The Big Red Dog
- My Little Word Book
- Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?
- Goodnight Moon
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
- Llama Llama Red Pajama
- Elmo’s Potty Book
- Big Red Barn
- Pat the Bunny
These are great beginner books for baby, toddler and up. We read about three books a night and try to read a couple during days I have off. I found most of them under the first year curriculum of ABCJLM. She is currently using this curriculum as a pre-pre K education. Daycare also has her learning the same concepts so she is able to absorb them well. They too notice her love of books. It’s her favorite corner in the room.
Does you toddler or child have a favorite book? Tell us in the comments below. Thanks for reading this blog!
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