We don’t know about you, but at this point we can pretty much recite “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by memory. Trying to keep our little ones busy with healthy hobbies, our #1 go to has been reading. If your kids are anything like ours, they like to read the same book...over and over and over again. While we love a good classic, we also feel the need to expand their literary horizons (if only for our own personal sanity).
With the “new normal” looking like it will be around for the foreseeable future, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite children’s books. New York Magazine recently listed the 33 Best Children’s Books for Gift Ideas and it’s been a lifesaver! Did you know that reading for just 20 minutes per day starting in kindergarten, they’ll have heard 1.8 million words by the end of the year?! By the 6th grade, they’ll have read 851 hours and will score 90% better than peers on standardized tests!
Send us your favorite recommendations! We’re always interested in hearing which books are making your family laugh, cry and make the best of this crazy time. Don’t forget to set a Reminder on their TickTalk to schedule in daily reading time!
Good Night Summer by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper
Olivia: A Guide to LIfe by Natalie Shaw
Polar Babies by Susan Ring
Doc McStuffins: Run-Down Race Car by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
How to Be a Pirate by Isaac Fitzgerald
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO by Tamara Pizzoli
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean
I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal
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