It is so important to always be teaching young children. Their minds are like sponges, craving knowledge! A great way to challenge your kid’s mind is by reading books. Another great way is by coloring because it increases fine motor skills.
One thing Cash and I do every night is read a book.
We both put on our pj’s and hop into his bed for some quality learning and wind-down time. It’s funny because most of our books are about food, hehe!
I’ve said it before, but I’m ok with screen time. I don’t think it’s the best for the kids but when you just need a little break, I’m all for screen time in moderation. Cash has been into ABC Mouse which reads books to him as well as teaches him different subjects. But honestly, nothing compares to reading books.
I remember growing up and reading Little House on the Prairie with my mom. They were thick chapter books that she had to read to me. By the time I was in 6th grade, I had a reading level equivalent to a college freshman; I kid you not. I always excelled in English so it’s no surprise that blogging and writing come easily to me.
Here are our Top 5 Favorite Books for Summer
1. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
This book is absolutely so cute. My aunt gave Cash this book and we instantly loved it. It is all about dragons and how they love love love tacos; but be careful, they can’t handle spicy salsa!
2. Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
Once we fell in love with Dragons Love Tacos, we had to check out more books by these authors. This book is all about a racoon who just wants to enjoy his pizza in peace but nobody gives him the chance, until he gets his very own secret pizza party
3. What Should Danny Do? by Adir Levy and Ganit Levy
This is a great book to teach children about the choices they make and the outcomes they create. What Should Danny Do? takes kids through Danny’s day and gives them the power to choose what he does in tough situations. Definitely a great book because there are so many different story possibilities.
4. No Biggie! by Elycia Rubin and Josh Talbot
If you have a toddler, you probably know the dramatics of everyday life. I love this book because it teaches kids to say, “No Biggie!” when something out of the ordinary routine happens. It’s a great reminder for adults as well!
5. Good Night Little Bot by Karen Kaufman Orloff and Kim Smith
Ohh the struggle of winding a little munchkin down! This book nails Cash’s bedtime routine so it’s a really good read to get him to sleep in his own bed.