AKA which books does my 2-year-old want me to read to her REPEATEDLY, and what qualities do these books share?
My daughter’s current favorite books include:
The first two are popular (I think) because I sing them for her. She particularly likes me to sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” in Spanish. But the real key right now is words per page. Ideally, I should read about one sentence per page. Less is okay, but more than that and she starts to lose interest. Both “Hug” and “Good Night, Gorilla” have almost no text, although I fill in the story quite a bit. Sheep in a Jeep (and by the same author, Sheep in a Shop) is one of very few rhyming books that doesn’t drive me insane, and I really like the illustrations. “City Dog, Country Frog” is a sweet but sad story that is a little bit beyond V right now, but she likes to look at the pictures and I think it’s a great story so I wanted to include it.
Thankfully, we are finally past the stage where I was required to read “Goodnight Moon” absolutely every night at bedtime. (Not that there is anything wrong with Goodnight Moon. But every. single. night. gets to be a bit much. I’ll probably be able to recite it from memory for quite some time, it is so firmly ingrained.)
For the parent-y types on my friends list, what do your kids like to read? (I’m particularly interested in preschool-age recommendations, since that’s where we’ll be headed soon, but I’d love to hear favorites for any age.)