Reading is a big part of parenting. And little ones like repetition, so finding books that YOU don’t mind reading 50 times a week is a nice perk. We love “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” but there’s something about constantly repeating yourself that can get a little irritating. Here are some I actually enjoy reading over…and over…and over.
- Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle: This one is fun to read thanks to its colorful illustrations, abundance of animal sounds and rhyming verses. Plus it teaches a great life lesson about helping others, even when they might seem undeserving.
- The Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton: We love ALL of Sandra Boynton’s books. This one is especially silly. I have to admit that the first time I read it, the pre-mom, cynical side of me thought “wow, this is really weird” but my softer, more kid-friendly side gives it a stamp of approval.
- The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen: This is another book with fun, detailed illustrations, and a sing-song cadence, making it a really entertaining read. The message behind it is also cute, with all the sea creatures trying to perk up the pout pout fish.
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss: Everyone loves a classic Dr. Seuss book. This one is short and sweet, and even though there’s quite a bit of repetition, the silliness of the nonsensical alliteration doesn’t get old. Plus, it’s educational and really drives home the sounds of each letter.
- I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak: I love the sweet, simple message conveyed in this book, along with the fact that its character reminds me of my Luke. No matter what the baby is doing, every part about him is loved – a good reminder on those tough days.
What are your must-read board books? I’d like to add some more to my list!