This was going to be a post about my favourite books and what I'm currently reading, but I decided to turn it into a post about my son's favourite books! I'm glad my 3 year old loves reading as much as he does. I love buying him books and especially reading to him at night. He always asks for 5 books, and I always comply. I just cannot say no! (That's another post altogether - my inability to say no to him, no matter what!) Last time I counted, he had well over 200 books in his bookcase. I'm thinking this can't be a bad thing, as he also has a younger brother who will hopefully love to read as much as he does! And of course, I will be donating some of the books when they outgrow them.
Some of his favourites are the Richard Scarry books; the Busytown stories. We talk about things around town, different jobs, how paper is made, what a plumber does, etc. They're great books and a great way to teach kids!
We are also loving Jon Scieszka's Trucktown books - Melvin Might and Smash! Crash!
As well, Officer Buckle and Gloria is a favourite book of my son's. I have to agree! It teaches you thinks like, 'never stand on a swivel chair', 'always wear a helmet', etc.
I also like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books - very funny and cute and age appropriate, I think! He loves these books, too.
Alexander and the Terriblie, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is also a fun read that my son enjoys. I could go on and on... we loved Snow Day, too. Just one of those cozy books to read on a winter night...
My son is currently fascinated by the universe - he already knows all his planets in order, and he loves reading books about floods, volcano's, the earth and how things work. So of course, Smart-opedia Junior is a must have and his favourite book right now. He got it for Christmas and he even made sure we packed it with us on our trip to Bahamas! You learn about, well, everything in this cute book. I highly suggest buying it for your toddler! They sell it at Chapters, but I also saw it at Costco, too! (I think it was 14 dollars, such a great price!)
Along with his love for the solar system, he likes gems and crystals, and everytime we go to the Museum of Nature, we have to buy a few more rocks and gems to add to his collection. So we have a couple books on gems and crystals, too.
I want to know what are your children's favourite books? Any books you suggest that I haven't mentioned that you think my son will love? I'd love to hear what your kids are reading!
This is from CNN.com today - an article about the importance of reading to our children! And of course, the article reminded me of how much my son also loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar - who doesn't love this book?
As well, Dr. Suess books are very popular with my son. He loves Fred and Ted Like To Fly and Fred and Ted Go Camping. These books were written by the son of P.D. Eastman, who wrote the original Fred and Ted book and also Are You My Mother? He also loves Go, Dog, Go! And One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish! Of course!