the Best Children’s books That help Pull our family Together.
I don’t read many home blogs. It’s not because I don’t like them, I know if I don’t limit myself, my inbox will explode. Then I’d spend my entire Saturday looking at ideas and not implementing one thing that inspires me.
Of the handful that I peak at, Emily at Jones Design Company is one blog I could linger around for a while. Her daughter’s bedroom is what inspired me to ask my mom to make this project in my daughter, Lilly’s, room.
I seriously want her to visit my house and do a makeover.
I also don’t participate in many linky parites either. But when she mentioned her link up for a Book link-up party, I literally popped up in my seat.
Here at our house, we are huge fans of Children’s Literature. Maybe it stems from my background in education and my husband having a teacher as a mom, or maybe it’s because of the idea of my children remembering the sound of my voice as they think of books I’ve read to them as they get older.
But if you come to our house you’ll see our love spilled all over the place.
They’re in the playroom
and they’re even hidden in the built-ins of our living room.
Even when we go to the library, you can easily spot us with our huge laundry basket toting around books we plan to read for the following weeks.
I thought accumulating a few books from our personal stash would take some digging, but really all I had to do is look for the books with busted binders, torn pages, and chewed up corners.
When I pulled them out to take a few pictures, I knew I had struck gold when Lilly found some of them on the couch and sat still for about 15 minutes looking through them. I heard her say to herself, “You scratch duh horsie like dis an is sof.”
Oh my mom heart just burst.
Here is the list that makes us all pile up on the couch and create memories:
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Widler (this is fantastic for winter time snuggling)
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman (her art work is magical)
The Story of Jesus by Patricia Pingry (any book by her is good)
Tom by Tommie dePaola (I laughed out loud very hard while reading this to the kids at the library one time)
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (every child’s library should have at least one of his books)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (this sets the stage for bedtime)
Playtime Peekaboo by DK Publishing (I have the flaps taped)
Tuesday by David Weisner (Joel and Jeremiah read this at night sometimes and I can hear their laughter echoing through the halls)
The Velveteen Rabbit (after posing a question to my facebook likers, this was a majority winner. Nearly all who participated in the conversation suggested this book.)
Both of my kid’s had a book party for their first birthday, and with all the other books I’ve collected from being a teacher and a mom, these are the best children’s books that cultivate togetherness in our family.