Reading to your child is so important as it helps develop phonic and reading skills early on. Not only that but it also allows for you to spend some quality time before putting your child to bed. It’s also the perfect to wind down energetic toddlers or fussy babies. There are so many books to choose from, but here are some timeless classics that will last longer than just your first child.
  1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown / The perfect book to read before bed as kids can say goodnight to everything from chairs to socks to mittens. If you’re looking for a more modernized version of the story Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd may be more relatable for kids that have grown up with technology.
  2. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch / A sentimental story about a mother and her son and how much she loves him although he often gets into trouble. A great reminder for children that even though they may make mistakes, their parents will always love them.
  3. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney / A beautiful story about a young bunny and his father and their competition of who loves the other more. The story is illustrated with beautiful watercolors and makes great images for babies.
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle / Another classic about a caterpillar eating his way through the story. Great illustrations and an easy to read story make this the perfect book for your baby.
  5. Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss / Most Dr. Seuss books are great reads, but this one in particular has stunning images that your baby with love! It will be sure to spark your child’s imagination.
  6. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on The Bed by Eileen Christelow / A book with a lesson, but also a very fun read for kids following the story of five monkeys getting injured in different ways for jumping on the bed!
  7. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister / Such a cute book about a little fish with beautiful images that will transport your reading session under the sea.
  8. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper / A motivational story about a train that didn’t think he would be able to make it up the hill. This book will definitely teach your child a lesson and has a fun storyline!
  9. Press Here by Herve Tullet / This book is better for kids that are a bit older, but it’s such a fun and interactive book where kids are asked to press different colored dots and after doing so more dots appear on the next page. A fun read to learn following directions and seeing what happens!
  10. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein / A great book that has a moral about giving and taking and the beauty of unconditional love.
Katelyn May
Katelyn May
Katelyn goes to college in Los Angeles, California. She loves the beach, golden retrievers and all shades of blue. She loves to stay active by hiking, biking and dancing.