Friday, October 5, 2012

Guest Post from Misty at Simply Helping Him

I am so excited to be able to share some of our favorite books to read together over the last 7 years or so.
Baby books are so easy! They love to touch and feel, so anything that you can find with large pictures and different fabrics is great!
It seems they are everywhere you turn! They're so cute too, so how can you resist?
As kiddos get older it's harder to decide which ones to choose as there are so many to choose from!
Spending time together with your kiddos reading is one of the best times I believe you will have with them! Cuddling, giggling and fun times abound! What could be better? It is by far my kiddo’s favorite time with me I know! We always put an hour aside before bed to read together! It calms them down and makes bed time A LOT easier and more enjoyable for everyone! What parent wouldn't want an easier bedtime?

For my list I started with ages 2-6, as this is when I found that I wanted to choose books that would be fun and educational. It was during this time that I also became aware of how important it is to look at the content of the books. It's crazy that at this level you must begin to read books ahead of time, but I found this to be true.
My Top Ten Read Aloud Books 
Ages 2-6 

As kids get older they want to start choosing their own books, and this is when you really have to begin watching the content. Reading aloud makes this easy, if you come across something you don't like or approve of you can either skip that portion of the book or stop reading it all together. I have had to do both unfortunately, but it is good for the kids to see that their parents do what they are always telling the kiddos to do. If it isn't good literature, then put it away.

My Top Ten Read Aloud Books 
Ages 7-10

"Dear America" Series
"Value Tale" Series
"Chronicles of Narnia" Series

Currently we are reading the following books aloud.

I hope y'all have a wonderful time exploring some new books that are wonderful to read aloud! Enjoy the cuddles, giggles, and precious time with each other!

Be sure to check out all Misty's wonderful posts over at Simply Helping Him.

Linked up at:  Kid Lit Blog Hop


  1. Thank you for allowing me to share in your corner girly! :) Blessings!

    1. Thanks for doing it! I look forward to adding to Kai's book collection.

  2. Thanks for these lists Misty. We've read some of these but there are definitely some we'd love to check out. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! :D


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