When my husband and I first learned we were going to be parents, one of things we loved to do most to prepare for our baby was searching our favorite downtown bookstore for children's books. We would pick up childhood favorites like Green Eggs and Ham, but we found plenty of recently published books that we couldn't wait to read to our little one.
Turns out our son likes to read as much as we do. I'm not saying he'll pick reading over taking his bike to the park, but he is always up for reading at least once a day. Lately, I enjoy reading stories that teach something, whether it's a lesson in morality or just being comfortable being you. When I was a kid, I had a book of Aesop's Fables that my dad would read to me. I knew the intent was to teach me important lessons through stories, and the pictures were cool too. Another favorite was the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series. Now Kellan's favorite include a Richard Scarry story collection, that teach lessons on things like good table manners and how to behave when visiting a friend's house. He also likes The Feelings Book. I used it to help me calm him after a major meltdown once so that book has a special place on my book list too.
Do you have a book recommendation to share?