Day job = medical student
Night job = babysitter extraordinaire
Anyways, last night, I got pretty choked up reading “Love You Forever” at bedtime. They need to sell Kleenex with that book.
For Christmas/Birthdays, I usually give books. Here are some of my favorites, in case you need to buy a gift for someone under 7 years old.
1. THE FANCY NANCY SERIES
Not only is Nancy into sparkles, feathers, and poodles, she also teaches some excellent vocabulary words. For example, Nancy says, “I like to write my name with a pen with a plume – that’s a fancy way of saying feather.”
2. SEVEN SILLY EATERS
Can be a bit of a mouthful for the reader at times, but a cute story about some picky eaters (no, this book does not involve Picky Bars).
3. GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER!
4. MARVIN K MOONEY WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW!
My childhood favorite + you can get really dramatic when reading this one.
A good gift to a big sister when a baby sister is born OR to give to a pair of sisters.
There are many others that I love – all of the Eric Carle books, Winnie The Witch, Amelia Bedelia, and, last but not least, the Berenstain Bears.
A word about the Berenstain Bears — I loved those books as a kid and still do, but they make for some LONG bedtime stories (there is a lot of text! if they kid you are reading to can read, they will notice when you skip over or condense parts…)
For kids under 1, I recommend board books so the pages won’t be ripped in 0.5 seconds. The hippos books (eg: “Hippos Go Beserk”) are good board books.
TELL ME: FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?
Until next time…