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Reading toddler books that rhyme is just a lot of fun. But identifying rhyming words carries a bit more significance than that. It’s also a foundational phonemic awareness skill for learning to read. What rhyming books make our favorites list?
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I set out to find the funniest books that all my kids – ages 2, 5, 8, and 10 – can all enjoy. I searched for books that made us laugh out loud, books that kept everyone’s interest and attention regardless of age, and books that everyone wanted to read a second, third, and even fourth time. Here’s the ten that made our list.
Who remembers the scene in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” when the mother is reading “Peter Pan” to her daughter (yes, the adorable Drew Barrymore)? I sure do. Here are 10 classic chapter books for reading aloud with your children that’ll help you to re-create that heartwarming scene from the movie (and I mean the bedtime reading scene, not the scene where E.T. first emerges from the corn field … hello, terrifying!).
Reading to children has unquestionable benefits, plus it’s fine when you have the right book. (We know the anguish of reading & re-reading a book that perhaps isn’t a parent’s favorite…) Here are a few that made our list of books where the rhyming is fun & the stories are sweet enough to be enjoyed by both parties.
As a mom of 4 little ones, I’ve seen many books come and go. But there are a handful of books that have lasted through and been thoroughly enjoyed by all four of my kiddos equally. These are the books that we’ll remember as my children grow, and these are books that’ll stay on my bookshelf no matter how worn and tattered they may become.
It’s bitter sweet, isn’t it? Your child is ready to move away from picture books to the more involved stories of chapter books, but what chapter books are appropriate for beginners?
Many of us own “The Night Before Christmas” in its any number of iterations available throughout the years. But there are loads of other wonderful books to read this holiday season, from "Dasher" to "The Nutcracker In Harlem" and “Potatoes at Turtle Rock.” Here’s a handful of our favorites.