One of my very first memories as a child was reading a book, it was this book (the exact book my petite is reading), I loved all of the pictures that were in this story so much, plus it is a huge book. I remember sitting on a chair and holding this book looking at all of the amazing illustrations when the book started to slide off of my lap, I tried to hold onto it and in the process ripped the page. I remember being horrified that I ruined the book. My mom reassured me that it wasn’t ruined and a little tape would sort it all out. Now, my daughter pulls it out and the rip is still there…but she doesn’t seem to mind. Now that she is almost five she doesn’t want to take naps anymore, boo! So we have a quiet time rule, she lays in bed and reads books. It is pretty cute to see what her top choices are. She takes quite a large pile of books to bed with her each day.
I think by now everyone has heard that reading with your kids has amazing benefits, time spent with them, time modeling being a reader, spending time talking about illustrations, or favorite parts of stories. As petites get older they can read to you, it’s basically a win-win situation. As a teacher I am always recommending to parents who ask what I can do at home with my kids – read! Be a voracious reader, surround yourself with books, magazines, comic books, whatever.
Since I’m a bit of a nerd my petite has had books galore before she was even born. I religiously read books to my belly and when she was born, I continued even before she was able to hold her head up let alone a book. I think one of the first items we bought for her nursery was a bookcase and it was over flowing by the time she arrived.
One of my favorite things about this petite is that she has an amazing memory for things like stories and songs, and she has a few that she knows all the words to and she now will read them to her little sister. Recently a good friend of mine introduced us to these amazing books – A BabyLit – they are an English majors dream come true for their kids. These books are so incredibly cute. My friend went on a mission to get all of them for her petite. When holidays, birthdays or births would happen my very literary pal would get ones for my girls. A-Mazing. Love like-minded mommies.
Recently, I was at Costco and they had these gems in two packs for under $10 – WHAT?! The only problem was the way the packs were divided I already had one of each in the pack. I should have just bought them all at the time, Costco remorse (the feeling when you think it will be there always and you go back three, no kidding, three days later and they are all gone). Anyway, they are just really cute primers that are easy for bigger kids to share with smaller ones and well if you are an English Major or book lover they are even more fabulous. There are a ton of them and they can all be found on Amazon so that is awesome. There are new ones all the time so you can pick which baby versions of your favorite classics you like the best. Or like me and my pal just try to buy them all, however, I need to get shopping because I only have six at the moment and I believe there are 14!
Just to share a little more about my love for Jennifer Adams BabyLit books – she has other totally cute products that I covet. Check out these incredibly cute totes – so cute for a trip to the library. After perusing her site a little more I found these cute little play sets that go along with the books – could these be any cuter? Oh buddy, then if you’re looking for decor, the illustrator sells the prints from these books! Lovely!
Basically, I am in love with these books and so are my petite’s. I usually give books to expecting mommies and now these books always make it into the Petite Stag’s favorite book list/gift. If you know another book lover I am sure that these books will not disappoint. Also, how cute would they be packaged in a little tote!? Come on, cutest gift ever.