Read to Your Child Day

Have a heart! Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s also Read to Your Child Day. What better gift to give to your child than a book that you can read together. It’s a great way to bond and to instill the love of reading on this special day.

Here are some classic book suggestions from our family’s treasure trove of books that have been well read over the years.

Toddler Books

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Pat the Bunny was a real favorite in our house, but I think we patted the bunny a bit too often.

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The pop-up version of The Little Engine that Could provides lots of fun for both parent and child, but the original version is still my favorite.

Picture Books

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While living in the Boston area, my daughter made Make Way for Ducklings one of her favorite picture books.

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As you can see, she still loves those ducklings!

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Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street is a great way to encourage imagination!

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Katy and the Big Snow are long-time favorites for both boys and girls.

Beginning Readers

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Who could not love these two books? The Cat in the Hat and Frog and Toad Together

For Middle Grade Readers

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Here are two more enduring classics to enjoy. Runaway Ralph and Charlotte’s Web

For Older Readers

Little Women and The Secret Garden

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These books have remained all-time favorites in our house. The older copy of Little Women belonged to my mom and was passed on to me. The newer copy belongs to my daughter. The older copy of The Secret Garden was given to me as a gift, and the copy on the right I gave to my daughter.

There are so many wonderful books to share. Children grow up quickly. Don’t let a day pass by without reading to them or with them.

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You’re never too old to be read to. So cozy up with your child and some books in a comfy chair and read!

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