I have a curious little toddler (almost 20 mos.) who loves learning new things! She is a real bookworm, and will choose to spend much of her day browsing through the books on our bookshelf, and the stack from the library. (She cries if we go past the library, and don’t get a book!) She is rarely without a book in hand.
He gravitated toward me all evening, asking me to read the stack of books in Gen’s diaper bag. He began with using his sign for “More” once he knew I understood him, and as we continued reading, he started speaking specific words pertaining to the story. He loved the wordless book In My Garden by Ermanno Cristini and Luigi Puricelli.
Honey For a Child’s Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life by Gladys Hunt. What a wonderful resource!
- Books by Margaret Wise Brown
- Books by Eric Carle
- Curious George books by H.A. Rey
- Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever (and the Best Little Word Book Ever goes in our travel/diaper bag. I found it at the thrift store for 49 cents!)
- Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are
- Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit
- Books illustrated by Tomie dePaola
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