>> January 10, 2013
We read in our house, a lot. Caroline loves to read and now can finally say "book" clearly. We read three or four books every night. Sometimes she likes to pick them out, and sometimes "Dadeee!" picks them out. She'll grab a book from the shelf, climb on my lap and we'll snuggle under the blanket and get cozy.
I know she loves reading and I am confident she can follow along with the stories. We go through waves in our house of favorite books, but here are some goodies that are currently sitting on our side table.
On the Night You Were Born is such a sweet story, I almost cried the first time I read it. I think Caroline just likes to see the dancing bears and frog, but she "wiggles her toes" when I read that page too.
Press Here is the most simple story, but I love Caroline's expressions as she watches the dot transform with each page turn. She definitely understands and loves to play along.
Come Away from the Water Shirley was my book as a kid, our copy even has the "Reading Rainbow Pick" emblem on the cover. The drawings are almost child like, but Caroline can't get enough of Shirley and her adventures. We read this every night.
the book. Every time she sees Santa, Caroline lets out a "Ho ho ho". She still wants to read this book daily, even though the season is over. The story is just so touching, it reminds me of the joys of childhood. I just don't have the heart to put it away until next December.
The Little Red Hen. Caroline might be a bit young to understand the moral of the story, but she thinks it's funny how everyone keeps saying "Not I!"
The Snowy Day has such a simple story, but the pictures are so bright and easy to grasp for a young tot. Now that Caroline has finally played in the fluffy white stuff, she loves seeing Peter climb through the mountains of snow.
There are a lot more we read often, but these seem to be the recent hits. My reading is limited these days (I'm lucky if I can stay awake through 3 pages of Real Simple before my eyes close at night), but I'm glad that Caroline and I read together lots. It's my favorite part of the day.