We’re a family that loves to read. Not only do we love to read, we love to read aloud to one another. The girls have regular story times during the day and every night before bed. I like to read out interesting news articles or Wiki entries to hubs. When I’m sick, I love having hubs read out loud to me while I close my eyes and snuggle under the covers.
Lately I’ve noticed Tee pretending to read her books, often to her little sister. She does a pretty good job on some of these too, as she’s heard them enough times to be able to recite them by rote.
We have a little reading corner set up in the living room. It’s the perfect place to pick a book off the shelf and sit in a comfy chair for some story time.
In the spirit of sharing, here are some of the current favourite read aloud books in our house. In no particular order:
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone. This was one of my favourites when I was a kid, and it’s still a favourite 30 years later.
Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch. Tee loves yelling, “Hey, mud puddle!”
Baby Beluga by Raffi. This is also the girls’ bedtime song courtesy of yours truly!
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Millions upon millions of children have enjoyed this classic bedtime story.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Another fave from my childhood I love to share with my own kids.
It’s a Little Book by Lane Smith. We like to act out all the things a book isn’t for. The kids giggle every time we notice that a book isn’t a hat.
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. One of Seuss’ lesser known books, this playful, colourful book is perfect for learning about feelings and identifying emotions.
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. Everyone’s favourite bunny siblings make a birthday cake for Grandma. Of course, Max’s cake has some surprises.
What are some of your child’s favourite read aloud books? Please share below!
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