Books are a big part of our daily routine. We always read to Kellan before bed and during the day when I'd like Kellan to lower the energy level from warp speed to something slightly less frenetic, I suggest reading a book or two.
One book that has really captured his imagination is this illustrated dictionary we bought so Erik could show him the solar system. Kellan loves looking at all the pictures and has really taken an interest in the human skeleton and blood vessels. He now asks me if every creature under the sun has bones and blood. Tonight as he was taking a bath Kellan asked if bears, bugs and snakes have bones and blood. Then he asked why mosquitos like blood. I hope I gave him the right answers. Maybe I need to brush up on my animal knowledge by paging through that picture dictionary myself.
How does your kid respond to pictures in books?