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#7 Six of my Favorite Board Books

Updated: 4 days ago


Here are 6 of some of my favorite board books to read. I have so many favorites but these are the ones Ill choose for today as well as some things I like about them.

Join me to read them together on my YouTube Channel coming soon.

VOCABULARY Reading to your babies and toddlers is a wonderful gift you can give them!

Studies show that there are so many benefits to toddlers and pre-schoolers who are read to every day! One of the benefits is to develop vocabulary.

You talk with your children every day. There is a certain vocabulary of words that you use. They are the same batch of words and you delete them.

 Reading books makes sure that your child is exposed to vocabulary on different topics, which means they hear words or phrases which they may not hear otherwise in their day to day lives.

Here are a few of my favorites to tell you about today:


1) So Far UP

by Susanne Strasser

I love this book to talk about sharing. you can also make animal sounds together and discuss together how to cooperate and work together as a team.


2) Sheep go to Sleep

by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple

This gentle bedtime story helps you recognize who takes care of you and also what things make you feel snuggly and sleepy.


3) The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

A classic story that's fun to read with lots of things to talk about! How a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. You can also talk about what foods will make you healthy and feel good. My favorite is how you can work and work and grow and become something or accomplish something wonderful - it just takes time.


4) The Carrot Seed

by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

Children love this book but it's a reminder for parents to encourage and believe in your child's dreams even if they are not yours. It reminds children that you need to work and work and wait and try not to be discouraged if someone else ever tells you that you cant do something you know you can! A must for every child's bookshelf!


5) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

A book to make animal sounds in, different speaking voices and identify colors!


6) Why I Love Nova Scotia

by Daniel Howarth(Illustrator)

I am from Nova Scotia so I love this book! It reminds me that I live in a beautiful place and brings memories to me of times I have visited each of the places on the pages. you can use your imagination and think about what it would be like to go to Nova Scotia someday! You can discuss with your child some of the wonderful things around them where they live, remember visiting them together, and plan future trips to more places together.

Reading to your child makes their vocabulary bigger - the more words they know, the better.


There are so many benefits of reading and Ill cover them all in each of my favorite book blogs. Please send me a photo of you reading to your child to share with other parents and players. I would love to see it! Send me your favorite books to read together for me to share with others. I'll include them next time. hodderchristy@gmail.com

Reading to your child every day prepares them to study an instrument like Suzuki violin as young as 3 years old with a qualified, experienced teacher.

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Two Other great books to have on your bookshelf:

Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney (Author), Anita Jeram (Illustrator)

How much does Little Nutbrown Hare love his daddy? And how much does Big Nutbrown Hare love him back? How much do I love you and how much do I love you back? Talk about ways to show someone you love them. How have you shown that you love each other lately? Think of all the ways and express how it makes you feel so happy!


Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

by Al Perkins(Author), Eric Gurney(Illustrator)

I love reading this rhythmical book of crazy monkeys that drum on their drums! Drum on a surface or a drum every time the monkeys say "Dum ditty dum ditty dum ditty dum!" I'll show you how!






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