Read Across America Day is March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuess’ birthday. My sweet friend Julie from Just Precious has a reading linky on her blog and I am joining her! This first post is more general, about reading and how we celebrate it in our home.
Honestly, we don’t really celebrate reading. But we sure do love it and have stacks and stacks of books to prove it! Whenever I go through Lizzie and David’s toy room to declutter, I never ever throw away or give away a book.
Every bed time, you can see Lizzie and David with at least 10 books on their beds as they read themselves to sleep. It is really so precious.
Lizzie will be 5 years old in June and David turns 3 in April. Here are their favorite books! Please share your kid’s favorites in the comments, we are always looking for new books to read.
Six Amazing books for 5 and 3 year olds
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
Really, all Doreen Cronin books are fun for Lizzie and David to read with me. They love the repetition of the animal sounds and the funny pictures inside. The repetition is so cute when I get to the part they know, and pause, and they say it together. Doreen Cronin books make for hilarious bedtime stories – a fun way to end the day.
Toy Story Storybook Collection
This is David’s favorite! The artwork is beautiful and this book is seriously heavy. Lizzie likes the Disney Princess version of the Storybook collection. I will give them their storybooks and let them turn the pages, looking at all the full page pictures and they are so quiet. These are my go-to books for quiet time. In fact, the stories are kinda long so I prefer to just let them look at the pictures.
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
This is a huge series now with Silverlicious, Purplicious and Goldlicious. But we only have the first book and Lizzie reads it almost every day! Personally, my favorite line from this book is, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” I use that with Lizzie throughout the day.
Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever
Lizzie and David watch Busy Town on TV so they love to read about Lowly and Huckle in this book. I love the sense of humor in it. Richard Scarry sure knows how to build suspense and as we are reading I will say things like “Oh no! What is going to happen to Lowly?” The conversations we have while reading it are priceless.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuess
I bought this book for $1 at a local thrift store. David likes this book a lot more than Lizzie does. He likes the repetition and the boat and goat and train and rain. I have not made them Green Eggs and Ham to eat yet, that is on my to-do list though!