06 Jun A few of the BEST children’s books
A few of the BEST children’s books
When I was a child, I had a several favorite books, and now well into my 30’s, and with my own children, I still remember those books. If you are a lover of books, an avid, and enthusiastic reader, I’m sure you’ll agree that reading is the gateway to imagination. Books paint a vivid picture in our minds of every detail and word that is written on their pages. The beauty and imagery that plays itself out in the reader’s mind, is different for everyone. The way the characters look, their facial expressions, and movements are unique in our minds. We all get to be directors in the scripts that lay out on the pages of magnificent books.
Children get so much from reading. It jump starts their imaginations, and fuels their life-long desire for learning; they develop their language, and like adults, allows their creative imaginations to run wild. Imagination is what fuels creativity, new concepts, ideas, and inventions- all which stem from our ability to imagine great things in life.
Some of my favorite books still resonate vividly in my mind. One of my favorite children’s book authors was Shel Silverstein. Every now and again, I run the words of the poem, “Sick” through my head, “I cannot go to school today, said little Peggy Ann McKay,”or the likes of, “Ickle me, Pickle me, Tickle me too,” but my kid’s favorite has got to be, “The Crocodile’s Toothache.” It’s really amazing being able to share a bit of your childhood with your kids.
If you looking for some really great books, here are a few that I would suggest:
- Where the Sidewalk Ends -Shel Silverstein
- Where the Wild Things Are– Maurice Sendak
- The Frog & Toad-Arnold Lobel
- The BFG– Roald Dahl
- Amelia Bedelia– Herman Parish
- Superfudge– Judy Blume
- Love you Forever– Robert Munsch
- The Lorax– Dr. Seuss
- Madeline– Ludwig Bemelmans
- The Magic School bus– Joanna Cole
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom– Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit– Beatrix Potter
What are the books that you’re reading to you kids? Comment below 🙂 Happy Reading!
Love & Hugs,