Oh yeah, they have books too!
On the first day of school to help distract my 2 year old from his new lonely existence, we headed off to the library to pick up some books. I had placed a book on hold and it had finally come in and he was looking forward to playing on the little people chairs.
While he was looking through the board books I quickly scanned and grabbed four picture books for us to read this week. I didn't have a list of ones we wanted to read I just grabbed anything that looked interesting. (A 2 year old's attention can shift quickly after all and I needed to keep my eye on him in those chairs.)
Well, I struck gold.
by Julie Stiegemeyer
I keep asking "what should we read today" and I keep hearing "dobble, dobble, trash!"
Guess what's going on my books-to-buy list.
Four wild turkey's invade a quiet night-time farmyard. My boy happily counts the 1 lonely mare, 2 baby cows, 3 fuzzy kittens and so on as they are each disturbed by those crazy turkeys. Once the farmer is woken and threatens to "make a feast" of those pesky birds all the animals join together to hide the turkeys "Gobble, Gobble, sshhh!" Then he counts down the now
fake sleeping animals: 10 baby robins, 9 baby pigs all the way back to 1 lonely mare.
He's learning his numbers and one-to-one correspondence. We're enjoying the lovely rhythmic couplets and beautiful artwork. But most of all we're cuddled up together reading a book he enjoys.
I don't know about you, but every time I buy my kids books we haven't read yet it seems like they hate them. In the store they seem so great to me and I think my littles will love them and learn great lessons from them.
Nope, they generally get read once and that's it.
Thank goodness for the Library. Now I will only buy books I know they will love. It's like a try before you buy thing. That's one of reasons the Library is my Frugal Friend.