We like to read at our house. LOVE to, actually. Reading to Landon before bed is already a night time ritual. He loves to put his finger in every singe caterpillar bite. He loves turning the pages. He loves pointing to the pictures. Sometimes he can't get enough, other times he would rather chew on the pages. By reading we are instilling a curiosity which will hopefully grow into a lifelong love for books.
My parents always read to me. C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, all of the classics and then some. My dad even managed to rope me into some Hardy Boys novels (even though Nancy Drew was clearly the superior sleuth). In the sixth grade I went through a random western phase when I stumbled upon my dad's complete collection of Louis L'amour's. I read every.single.one. I was the kid who got in trouble for staying up past bed time reading. Nerd, I know.
Now I am 26 years old and my book craving has not subsided in the least. I read anything and everything sent my way. And my parents are still feeding my literary appetite. I get books for Christmas, books when they visit, books when my dad cleans out his car.
I really hope to influence Landon this same way: to encourage, to inspire, to ignite a love for reading.
Here is a list of our current favorite board books:The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Brown Bear, Brown Bear - Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
Gossie & Gertie - Olivier Dunrea
Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball - Vicki Churchill
Clip Clop - Nicola Smee
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear - Don and Audrey Wood
What are some of your favorite children's books?