It's Friday, which also means it's time for 'What I Know'. I'm happy to have Melanie here today to share some fun ideas with us!
Good morning, Southern Lovely readers! I'm Melanie, and I blog over at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts. Over at BRB Crafts, I share a little bit of everything, but I adore crafts for the little ones and sewing. I hope you'll head over sometime and check out anything from Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes to a Pleated Clutch Sewing Tutorial.
Over the month of July, I've had a blast with a Christmas in July series. It's been fun talking "holidays" in the middle of the summer. The series wraps up July 31st, but there's still a little time to check out the current giveaway! However, talking Christmas in July has left me little time to talk about kiddie stuff, so today I want to share What I Know about the books that get my little one excited about reading.
I still have a few years before my little one officially begins school. But that doesn't mean that I want to wait until she reaches school age for her to start the learning process. One way that we have started the training early is through reading. My desire is that instilling an enjoyment of books will set her up for success in school. Over the past few years, we've discovered a collection of preschool books that have made reading fun- here's the books that she brings me to read to her on a daily basis.
Violet's House by Julie Aigner-Clark
Violet's House is a fun book with touch and feel items on each page. The pages are colorful, and the entire book sparks a dialogue about everyday household items.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Eric Carle books are classics. The simple drawings appealed to my little one at a very early age, and now we make the animal noises for each page.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? By Eric Carle
Love this book for the same reasoning as the Brown Bear, Brown Bear story.
Baby Einstein My First Book of Numbers
This is an excellent counting book! There are many opportunities to count objects in this book. The book is also appropriate to keep over a few year time span. Rather than being a book that only lasts through one stage, My First Book of Numbers helps teach kids to count, but then it includes a section that allows children to trace the numbers when they reach that ability, as well.
Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Spend time in this book looking at the colorful pages and counting adorable ladybugs. This book revolves around counting backwards with an opportunity to count forwards at the end of the book. It's a great short read to reinforce early math skills.
Dora's Rainbow Egg Hunt
While an Easter book, Dora's Rainbow Egg Hunt presents Spanish words for colors. The book also uses them in sentences. This is a wonderful second language introductory book!
Join me over at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts for more kiddo ideas. Happy reading!
Thanks Melanie, these are such great ideas! We have several of these books at our house already. They bring back wonderful memories of my children when they were younger. Thanks for sharing!