Books have always been in my life. My mom always instilled in us at a young age to love books. She would always read to us, take us to the library, let us listen to books on tape as we fell asleep. I am so lucky she gave my siblings that amazing gift.
I now must pass that on to Aria. Brandon’s mom is always giving us books for Aria. Aria had a huge collection of books before she was even born. We make it part of your bedtime routine to read books. As of recently she has grabbed a book and started to “read” back to us. Of course she can’t actually read but she remembers the voices we make and she knows what the story is about. For example we have been reading “Little Bunny Foo Foo” lately she will make the actions of the bunny hopping through the Forrest, scooping up the field mice and she will bop herself on the head.
Reading to kids not only is a bonding moment it helps their attention span. They can sit and focus on your voice, your rhythm. It teaches them to love books at a young age. It teaches them vocabulary, to discover and research. Read to your kids! It is beneficial to you both.
Here are some of our favorite reads.
This book is such an amazing book about imagination. I read this when I was little. I am so happy to relive this with Aria. The pictures are so cute and so perfect from a child’s perspective.