I don't know about you but I love books. As I child I had hundreds -- you don't want to...
I don't know about you but I love books. As I child I had hundreds -- you don't want to know how many I have now. The second I found out I was pregnant I went straight to Powells Books and picked up a heaping bag of books. I've continued to buy Cedar books for all the holidays and he's got quite a collection going on. We started reading together (or rather I read to him) from his first week of life and by the time he was one he would sit and look at a huge book for an hour. Not all kids will like books just because you do though. Cedar happens to and maybe me starting hm at a young age didn't hurt but don't get frustrated if your little seems to want to eat them rather than look at them. Kids are different. That said, I still think that starting kids off right means reading to them and reading often. Look at picture books and make up your own words. Have story time; not just at night but during the day as well. Kids who are surrounded by books and see their parents read books are more likely to enjoy books themselves. Lastly don't force. If Cedar declines a story I oblige. All forcing him to sit and listen will do is make him resent books not adore them. Today, I thought I'd offer up some magical and beautiful books that you might want to add to your collection. Along with some tips for successfully helping your child to love (or at least really like) books. The first book up today is Not A Box by Antoinette Portis.
not a box
This book is adorable and allows your baby and toddler to see that a box can be so much more than just a box. Nicely drawn and a great shout out to old school imagination.

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