One of the great joys of parenting (for me) is reading books aloud to my kids. It’s fun for us all and good for them, too.
I remember long drives to Grandma’s house when I was a kid, my mom reading chapter books from the front passenger seat. Little House, Charlotte’s Web, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe…
My kids (five and two) are still a bit young for chapter books, but I read picture books to them nightly. Increasingly, my eldest reads books to us, too, which adds its own joy.
I wonder when our read-aloud days will end? I’d like to say hopefully never, but I don’t want to be the creepy mom in the Love You Forever book.
Here are a few of our current favorites. I’ve started a Pinterest board of Great Read-Aloud Picture Books, too, where I’ll continue to add favorites.
Happy reading together!
Favorite Read-Aloud Picture Books
The Denim Jungle (Um, of course! They particularly like to find the ladybugs.)
Dragons Love Tacos
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
The Book With No Pictures
Little Blue Truck
Are You My Mother?
Mary Had a Little Lamp
The Monster at the End of This Book
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great
Who Wants a Hug
I Want My Hat Back
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Stupid Tales
Oh! The Places You’ll Go
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Anything by Mo Willems