Story time is a huge part if our day here at home. Between character voices, and inflection… It’s something both exciting and magical! We have 5 “kids” shelves that are overflowing with many different titles. There is something so special about story time snuggles that can erase any bad behavior that may have happened, even moments before. So today I wanted to share with you a list of our Top 15 children’s stories … These are staples in our home:
1. Llama Llama Misses Momma- by Anna Dewdney
We love all of the Llama books, but this one is our favorite. Zane especially likes the tongue twisting rhymes!
2. The Kissing Hand- by Audrey Penn
A fellow mommy friend suggested this one to us in the weeks leading to our first day if Preschool. It’s a really sweet story that helps explain in “their” language, that we will always be back for them at the end of the school day.
3. The Monster at the End of this Book- Jon Stone
This one is just plain C-U-T-E! I love the playful nature that Elmo and Grover have. Who wouldn’t?!
4. Lmno Peas- by Keith Baker
This one is playful and fun! While teaching them letters, it tells a sweet story of Sweet Peas as they journey the alphabet. There is also a 123 version!
5. Steam Train, Dream Train- by Sherri Duskey Rinner and Tom Lichtenheld
This is one we checked out week after week from the library before we finally searched for one of our own. It’s a great “bedtime story”.
6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom- by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
This one, along with #4, is great for helping them remember the alphabet with rhyming. It wasn’t long after Zane’s 2nd Birthday that he had this one memorized. They also have a great book called, Chicka Chicka 123.
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar- by Eric Carle
A childhood favorite among many… Need I say more?
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?- by Eric Carle
Another timeless classic. This one is great for them to learn animal names. There is lots of repetitiveness, which is great for little ones. Once they start to recognize words, they can join in.
9. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site- by Sherri Duskey Rinner and Tom Lichtenheld
CONSTRUCTION SITE with a bedtime story… This is a “no fail” combination!
10. One Winter’s Day- by M. Christina Butler
This is a sweet tale about friendship. We often reference this story in our everyday lessons.
11. I Want my Hat Back- by Jon Klassen
In this story there is a corky message that leads to many giggles!
12. Goodnight Moon- by Margaret Wise Brown
Another timeless classic. This is a staple in our bedtime routine… So much so that it sits on the nightstand permanently.
13. Plant a Kiss- by Amy Kroose Rosenthal
Lightly illustrated, Plant a Kiss has a simple story that leaves any parent and child with a instant urge to nuzzle noses and share a kiss or two.
14. Around the World We Go- by Margaret Wise Brown
In this book, your child can be introduced to the idea of community within humanity. The love and bond that all cultures can share. There is no better time to introduce his concept than at a young age.
15. Good Morning, Good Night- by Teresa Imperato
From the day Zane was born to now, we have read this story to him. It is full of colorful illustrations, and even has textured animals that they can touch. It’s a great way to introduce the day AND the night.
In the end it is hard to leave you with just these 15… Because honestly I could have listed at least a hundred children’s books that we have fallen In love with.
But I will leave you with this…