If you walk into my parent's house you will see lots of books, EVERYWHERE, carefully stored away into bookshelves filled with tons of interesting Russian and American books. That's how I was raised. I was raised to read. Yes, I did watch TV, but my summers were filled with an adventure and escape into the world of reading. My parents always got excited about reading books and they passed that onto me. I have forgotten all about it since I became a mom. Who had time to read? I barely had enough time to read books about babies and the essentials. After I had my son, the only reading I did was to my little one and I wanted him to enjoy it as he grew. We started early about four months when I would lay next to him and read him stories. Today he can sit endlessly and listen to me read. I wanted to make sure I pass down my passion for reading to him so we headed to our local bookstore. I planned on finding a good read for myself as well as update his library of books. It was such a fun time! We ended up spending a couple of hours at our favorite store, Barnes & Nobles (please don't close). We read about cars, dinosaurs, trains, super heroes, animals, and of course Nemo (a new favorite obsession). I think we could have been there all day but we had errands to run.
I actually prefer physical books than reading on an electronic device so I was excited to start my mission of finding good books for both of us.
I love that Barnes and Nobles has a huge kid section tucked away with lots of fun books as well as a seating area to get comfortable and read. The bad thing was that they did have toys there which I didn't appreciate as much as my toddler did. They were a little distracting but we had a great deal of fun and chose a few books. Here are our findings and one for moms:)
I am affiliated with amazon but I will tell you this, the books are cheaper online! So I have posted the book links for you if you are curious to check them out!
What are some fun books do you love to read to your toddlers?
Comment below! I always love adding to our reading list!