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It irritates me how often my kids, both the 2 year old and the 5 year old, play with the iPad. I love the iPad as much as anyone else, but I want to make sure the kids know how to unplug before they get all sucked into social media like I am. That means reading books that are printed on paper.
Part of what helps keep them interested in reading is keeping our library fresh. We recently added a bunch of titles to their bookshelves and I wanted to share.
Whose Egg? A Lift-the-Flap Book by Lynette Evans and Illustrated by Guy Troughton
The kids both enjoy lifting the flaps on this book. Each page features hints and clues about the animal which is about to be revealed by a lift of the flap, which is basically a page split in two. Nice and easy for little hands! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the egg theme makes it perfect for the Easter holiday.
Hector by Steve Barnes
Humans know what it feels like to be left out and/or picked on, and so does Hector. This is a really cute book about a striped Hippo that doesn’t quite fit in, and it’s a great lesson to teach kids what to do in a similar situation or at the very least, that they’re not alone.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Nicola L. Robinson
This is the coolest pop-up book I have ever seen in my life! The 3-dimensional pop up is so detailed it creates an entire scene to look at while reading the story. Emma likes the movie and now is loving this book!
Small World Bee Life by Lynette Evans and illustrated by Francesca D’Ottavi
This book is so beautifully illustrated and written to give a detailed look at the life of bees in a way that kids will understand. It’s an enjoyable read for adults, too.
Small World Bug Life by Lynette Evans and illustrated by Francesca D’Ottavi
The same as the above, only the focus is Emma’s favorite – the ladybug. She loves to tell me that ladybugs are all male every chance she gets! Great addition to a collection of books that is more than just easy on the eyes but feeds the brain, too.
Count on African Animals: A Read and Count Book by Florence Kubota
My Ryan loves his animals so this one is perfect for him. As indicated by the title, this is a counting book. Kids have the opportunity to see and learn about new animals, their habitats and life featuring actual photographs. There is even a glossary of terms at the back which is perfect for the older kids. I didn’t receive the CD that’s supposed to come with the book, but it’s said to feature the animal sounds for kids to hear.
Do you have any other great titles to add to this list? We really loved every single one of these books!