Reading with kids has always been one of my favourite things, whether it be with my preschool students, my nieces and nephews, or my daughter. I love cozying up, spending that focused quality time together, and seeing the wonder in their faces and hearing all the thoughts that escape them. Sometimes C will continue to crawl around as I read, but then she will crawl on over and check out a page, and then carry on. Either way, exploring the written word together (and a beautiful illustration) will always be near and dear to my heart. I wanted to share some of our favourite board books so far!

A Cozy Good Night by Linda Ashman

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, John Archambault

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

Wish by Matthew Cordell

I am Canada by Heather Patterson

ABC Mindful Me by Christiane Engel

I also want to point out that we love touch and feel books right now, for example, Never Touch a Dinosaur. The classic Dada book actually makes C laugh with all it’s animals sounds, and the Mama one is great for adding in some simple words! Anything by Sandra Boynton is always great and C goes to grab But Not the Hippopotamus every single time. Anything from the Little People, Big Dreams series rocks our world. Lastly, C is a pisces, so we find Dear Little Pisces to be so sweet, but you could look at which ever book is specific to the child you are gifting to!

Happy Reading!