As we all know reading and writing are essential to our kids. One of the first things we are told when we become parents is to make sure that we make time to read out loud to our kids so they may develop better communication skills.
I love reading, if I were to give you a glance of my Nook's Library, you will see a list of over 200 books. And yes, I have read every single one of them, some I have read at least three times. I love losing myself in the story.
Recently our son has found a series he loves and so far he still wants to continue to read the series even though his summer reading log has been completed and turned in.
Our daughter prefers when we read to her out loud, I think she loves this because Mommy makes all the faces an funny noises to go with the story line.
Here is a list our favorite story books:
I Am Series by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A Jones
*I Am Mixed (I AM Book) #1
*I Am Living in Two Homes (I AM- Book #2)
*I Am Awesome (I AM Book #3)
Princess Truly Series by Kelly Greenawalt
*Princess Truly and the Hungry Bunny Problem
*I Am Truly
*Princess Truly and the Courageous Cape Chase
How Do Dinosaurs Series by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague:
*How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
*How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
*How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Room?
Amelia Bedelia Series by Herman Parish:
Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury: Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School;
Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip;
Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend;
Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over;
Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail
Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne:
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark,
The Knight at Dawn,
Mummies in the Morning, and
Pirates Past Noon
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas,
Afternoon on the Amazon,
Sunset of the Sabertooth, and
Midnight on the Moon
Something Every Curly Child should read at least once:
*I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
*What I Like Abot Me by Allia Zobel Nolan
*Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
*Emi's Curly Coily Cotton Cnady Hair by Tina Olajide
The Classic Tales all children should have:
*Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
*Charlotte's Webb by EB White
*My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts By David McPhail
*The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
*The Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
*The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert
*Goldilocks and The Three Bears by Candice Ransom
*Corduroy by Don Freeman
*The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Who can forget the Dr. Seuss' collection of stories:
*One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
*Green Eggs and Ham
*Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
*The Cat in the Hat
Tips from our friends:
Emily says: "Remember that reading should be fun and not be associated with "homework".
Mari says: "Don't stop reading out loud to them even after they learn how to read by themselves"
Geraldine says: "Choose books together"
Your Admin Bill shares: "Reading stories together will develop and strengthen the bond between the two of you".