Any reader of TheiPhoneMom.com will know that I am partial to interactive story apps. I love sharing stories with my children and watching their reaction as they interact with the characters on the iPad. You also know that I cannot get anything done without my audible app! Our love of stories is not contained to our devices though. We LOVE books! A day does not go by without every child and adult reading a physical book in our house. We started reading to each of our children as infants and enjoyed watching them drool on, chew on and eventually read the words along with us.
Lately, I have been volunteering some time in my children’s library at school. Working with the senior librarians has given me the wonderful opportunity to discover some fantastic books to bring home to the children. When the little ones don’t want to get ready for bed, I pull out one of my new finds from the library, and they stop what they are doing and follow me to read…and then get clean! They take turns flipping the pages and ask for their favorites again and again. I’m excited to share with you some of our new favorite reads:
Everyone knows the nursey rhyme about the Cat and the Fiddle…but how many people know what happens after the Dish and Spoon run away? Our kids loved this tale about the cat, the cow and the dog and their adventure to find their missing friends.
It’s little Chicken’s bedtime but she wants just one good story before she goes to sleep. The interrupting chicken has her own version of each story to tell!
Another classic tail with a twist! (see a pattern here?) We know all about the huffing and puffing, but what about the sneezing? Was the wolf a big, bad wolf or is there another side to the story of The Three Little Pigs?
What happens when punctuation has had enough? This class of school kids find out that not much makes sense when the commas, question marks, periods, and apostrophes take a well-deserved vacation!
Knuffle Bunny is one of our favorites…and the Knuffle Bunny sequels are as well! Mo Willems brings to life the adventures of little Trixie and her bunny in this delightfully animated tale. Who knew going to the Laundromat could be so much fun…for us!
Share these books with your favorite little ones and let me know how they liked them!