Wanna take a trip down memory lane with me? During the long (and apparently never-ending) unpacking process at our new house, I came across a bin of board books that I had saved. Even though my girls have mostly outgrown these little treasures, I couldn’t bear to part with our favorite board books. These books definitely show the signs of frequent reading and re-reading, including a few chewed corners. Such good memories!
Here are some of our most-loved board books from those baby and toddler days:
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson
My husband and I can still recite this one by heart – it is the sweetest rhyming verse with the most adorable illustrations by Melissa Sweet (one of my faves!).
We had a whole stack of Sandra Boynton’s fun and silly books – these two were our faves. I remember Delaney spending lots of time pointing to the dinosaurs and practicing her color words. And I still sometimes sing “Pajammy to the left, pajammy to the right…” while the girls are getting ready for bed.
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
A perfectly precious bedtime book – lots of rocking chair time spent with this one. We started reading this one to the girls as tiny babies and it was always a favorite!
We had so many favorites, I could go on and on… :) Here are just a few more that I can’t fail to mention:
- Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
- Jamberry by Bruce Degen
- Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood
I guess that’s enough for now – I may have to write a Part 2!
Tell me — What are/were your little one’s favorite board books? Also, I haven’t browsed the board book section at the bookstore for a while – what are your favorite recent books for babies and toddlers?