November 17, 2011
As a mom, I’m always checking books out for my 5 year old daughter to keep her occupied, out of trouble, and to stimulate her imagination. Thankfully, she LOVES books, and we have created a "system": I bring home the books and pile them on the end of the couch, she sits down and looks through them all, and afterward, she puts them under the coffee table for us to read later. We are slowly working through the Juvenile Easy section. I figure by the time she’s in second grade and ready for chapter books, we will have made it through almost all of them!
When she was barely 2 years of age, our favorite books were the That’s Not My...Series and any board books we could get our hands on! At age 3, we had progressed to the Clifford Series. By age 4, we had moved on to anything Sesame Street and (my personal favorite) Little Critter.
And now at her current age of 5, we have finished reading the Fancy Nancy Series and the Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees of 2011. Last year, we were very excited to vote for The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, and even more thrilled to see that it was the winner for 2010! I think our next series will be Curious George!
So mommys, daddys, grandmas, and grandpas, what’s your favorite book series to read to your little one? Any suggestions for what my daughter and I should tackle next?
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