Evidenced by 15-month-old Alianna’s new two word phrase “read it,” she’s been really into books lately. When she’s getting sleepy before a nap or bedtime, she’s even more likely to have the attention span for me to get through a whole book. The other day my mom was reading my sleepy girl this book (below) and I wanted to capture the moment.
One, Two, Three by Sandra Boynton
These are some of Ali’s (and my) other current favorites to read everyday, sometimes many times a day:
Little Pink Pup – a great story for foster or adoptive families – it’s a true story so it uses real (poor quality) photos but it’s still very sweet
A Mother for Choco – another great one for adoption/foster dialogues about mother and child that don’t look alike, as well as what it means to be a mother
Rhyme Bible Storybook – the stories are just the right length and written as poems that are fun to read aloud. (Note: this is a huge book with tons of stories in it.)
All of Baby Nose to Toes – this is my favorite book to read aloud because it’s impossible for me to not sing-read it
Polite Elephant – we’re working on manners like “please” and “thank you” and how to welcome someone into our house, thank someone when we leave their house, how to play gently with other’s toys, etc. so this one is timely for us
Hug Time – about a kitty so full of love that he wanted to give the whole world a hug. Need I say more?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – we use this one to practice animal names and sounds
Hop on Pop – this is the only one in our current favorites pile that was also one of my favorites when I was little. Good old Dr. Seuss.
We also read Dr Seuss’ Foot Book and Go Dog Go as well as The Farm Animal Book. Ali brings books to me often during the day to “read it”. We love our snuggle and read times!