We love reading in our house. Right now it’s more kids books than books for me because by the time I get a chance to relax and read, I end up falling asleep! Right now, the kids are each loving a new book that they got as gifts.
For Kyah, she keeps asking me to read, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See,” by Bill Martin and Eric Carle.
It’s a simple books with colourful pictures of animals. But I think it’s the simplicity of the words that has made her love the book the most. Even when we are not reading the book, she’ll walk around the house asking everyone “Green frog, green frog what do you see?” Or, “Yellow duck, yellow duck, what do you see?” I definitely recommend this book for the toddler in your life!
Keyan’s favourite book is from this amazing gift he got. It was the a series of books by author Roald Dahl. I loved reading all of Dahl’s books growing up.
I thought that at the age of four, Keyan might be too young to enjoy them. We started off with “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” one of my favourites. There weren’t as many illustrations as he’s used to, but I was surprised at how intently he listened as I read each chapter and at his disappointment when I told him that we’d read more tomorrow. He really loved ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and next we’ll be reading ‘Matilda.’ If you feel like your child is ready for chapter books, this is a really good one to start with.
Over the year, I’ve been documenting some of the kids favourite books. I thought that it would be a good time to share these favourites with anyone who is looking to buy books as gifts this holiday season.
The Waterhole (amazing book!)
So that’s a pretty good list of book choices for the toddlers in your life. If your kids have any favourites, please share them in the comments sections, I’d love to hear from you.