Monday, July 8, 2013

Books & Reading

One of my favorite things to do each day is read to my son. From the very beginning, story time was part of our night time routine. Looking back, it was almost comical reading to him between his bath and bedtime feeding because bath time made him absolutely furious. I was always trying to read each page as quickly as possible over his screaming. Thankfully, this nightly meltdown during story time didn't last long. Now, he's a captive audience and we not only read before bed, but throughout the day as well.

I love to read and I hope that one day Isaac will also enjoy reading. I have visions in my mind of climbing into bed before he goes to sleep and reading through chapter books together when he gets a few years older. I haven't ever read Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia, so I would be doubly excited to both experience it the first time for myself AND see Isaac's reaction. These days, we're still trying to maintain an attention span past about 8 cardboard pages though, so it'll be a while before we get to those other books!

Here's a list of our current favorites:

What are YOUR favorite baby-friendly books?

PS: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my loveylove. Celebrating 7 awesome years of marriage today!!!


Rachel said...

I feel you on the attention span thing! It's hard to read anything to M that doesn't have rhyming or a sing song pattern to it.

We really love Cuddle Puppy and Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton and Brown Bear Brown Bear! She also likes The very Hungry Caterpillar. I can't wait till we can read harry Potter one day!

Sarah A said...

Not a mom, but I was a nanny and now I'm a kindergarten teacher. I have always loved Llama Llama books! And SkippyJon Jones when they're a little older! You can add some sweet voices to those! :)

Casey B said...

I love that you read to Issac every day. It may seem like such a little thing, but it is so much more than a love of books. It speaks volumes that you take the time to disconnect and spend quality time with your adorable little one, and that you want him to value reading just as much as you do, even though society has put it in the background. Love you sis!!

Becky said...

My grandma used to read to me all the time when I was little and I loved it! I can't wait until I can read harry potter to my kids haha.
Also, happy anniversary!! :)

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