Reading has always been a favourite activity of mine. I remember growing up, I would always have my nose in a book and would sulk when I had to book my book down to interact with my family at the dinner table. I hope to install the same reading habits into Liam, and started reading to him and growing his library from birth.
It’s part of his bed time routine to read a few books before getting tucked in to go to sleep. I thought I would share some of the favourites that get repeated night after night (and sometimes multiple times a night).
Sandra Boynton books have been popular since the early days. Most of these books Liam knows by memory and will ‘read’ to himself’.
Nancy Tillman is another popular author in our house, more so for mom. The stories and illustrations are beautiful and if you’re feeling extra sappy, may stir up a bit of emotion.
Highly recommend picking up any and every book by either of these authors.
The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Book)– My mom read this book to me as a kid and it was always a favourite. She still has my copy from way back that she reads to Liam whenever we are visiting. It’s a fun one.
The Pout-Pout Fish– I just found out there’s a series of these books so I may have to pick up some more!
What are some of your toddler’s favourite reads?
No kids? What is your favourite book?
What was the last book you read?
I just finished reading The Girl on the Train and have started on Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.