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Books for young children
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:06:11 AM »
My fiance and I are expecting a little girl in October, we would like to give her the best start possible with reading, I am curious what books did you love as a young child or what do you love to read to yours? I would love to add to her library.

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Re: Books for young children
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 03:18:09 PM »
I read to both of our children and both of our grandchildren from the day they were born.  I started reading The Velveteen Rabbit to my grandson the first time I got to hold him at the hospital.  Of course at that stage all that matters is the sound of your voice and not necessarily the words of a story! 

So many wonderful choices out there.  For the last few years the book I always give at a baby shower or after a baby announcement is received is this one.  I think it's destined to become a classic.  It was the book I read at the hospital when meeting our granddaughter.  She will be 4 in a couple of weeks and it's still a favorite we read together all the time.



Congratulations on your impending arrival!  I think instilling a love of books and reading is one of the most precious gifts you can give your child.
A book, I think, is very like a little golden door.
That takes me into places where I've never been before.
It leads me into fairyland or countries strange and far.
And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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Re: Books for young children
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 06:55:11 AM »
My parents started reading to me very early.
One of my favorite stories that my mom tells about my dad is when he tried to skip pages to get to the end faster and I told him "No Daddy, that's not how it goes."  I don't remember actually doing that, so I must have been pretty young.
I do have very vivid memories of my mom reading Dr Seuss books to me.  I can still pull random lines from some of them out of thin air.  A lot of my favorites from childhood are no longer in print, so those won't be very helpful. 
I purchased this book for my niece before she was born.  I was convinced that my SIL was having a girl and I wanted her to be more of a tomboy than a frilly girl.


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Re: Books for young children
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:37:43 AM »
These are great, thank you everyone. My fiance and I will look at finding all the suggestions you can never have too many stories to read to your little ones.

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