Monday, September 26, 2011

Must Have Books

  Children's books should be an important part of your young child's life.  Your child's room should have a shelf or book box where he or she can reach for a book any time.  Books should be found in other places in the house (as well as the car) such as the kitchen, tv room and living room.   I also suggest you always have a book or two with you when you are out and about for those "waiting" times such as the line in the grocery store or the wait in the doctor's office.   Here is a suggested list of books that are favorites for the first three years

1.  Swimmy  by Leo Lionni
2   The Carrot Seed  by Ruth Krauss
3.  Goodnight Moon  by Margaret Brown
4.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  By Bill Martin
5.  The Kissing Hand  by Audrey Penn
6.  Caps for Sale  by Esphyr Slobodkina
7.  The Napping House  by Audrey Wood
8.  Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me  by Eric Carle
9.  The Snowy Day  by Ezra Keats
10. Good Night Gorilla  by Peggy Rathmann
11. Freight Train  by Donald Crews
12.  We're Going on a Bear Hunt  by Michael Rosen

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