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Reading Material for Parent to Toddler.

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    PC_Man is offline Registered User
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    Reading Material for Parent to Toddler.

    Curious to see what people are reading for their kids and how often.

    Eldest is 2 and a half, and both daddy and him are bored of the baby books we currently have.

    He is getting some reading with mummy but not in English, so need English language suggestions.

    Thanks.

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    my daughter is 2 & 3 mths. she loves Dora the Explorer & they're very good stories. also clifford the big red dog have a series of books. blue clues are good too. you can go to page one, they have many many books for small children in English. some are peekaboo books (with a flap you open), or pull down books.

    she's starting to love books now, so i read to her everytime we play with her - mornings & afternoons.

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    DD is just turned 2. We read everyday before naps and bedtime. She loves it when I read to her. I agree Dora books are excellent. She also loves the Sandra Boynton range which we started reading when she was less than a year old. We have lots of lift the flap books too. She also likes Sesame Street books. Also I buy books that suit the occasions, like at Easter I bought her a book on Christ's resurrection (we are Catholics) and Easter egg hunt, she has a baby bible, Christmas theme books etc. There are tons of choices at bookstores everywhere.

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    agree about festival books. i also bought easter egg hunt, christmas nativity stories or regular christmas time books, mother's day (dora has one & it's great!)

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    i LOVE all of Robert Munsch. he's a professional story teller in canada and so he creates the stories and tells them hundreds of times before writing them down.

    some of my personal favourites:

    Angela's Airplane
    Stephanie's Ponytail
    Mortimer
    I Have To Go!
    Thomas's Snowsuit
    Love You Forever (makes me cry EVERY SINGLE time i read it!)
    Something Good
    David's Father

    and the list goes on....as a matter of fact, i can't think of one of his stories that i don't like... i love them all!

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    Our favorites were Sandra Boynton, 5 monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Bob the Builder and of course Thomas
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    Caldecott Medal books & others

    Every year since 1938, the American Library Association has given out the Caldecott medal for the best picture book (for little kids).

    You can find a list of all the winners & runers-up if you go here:
    http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardssc...ecottmedal.htm

    Most of them are terrific for both small kids and the parents who read them.

    I would also recommend Colin McNaughton's books (especially, "Suddenly")

    Most things by Maurice Sendak - especially "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen"

    Also loved Sandra Boynton's books.


    Great list of books (and list os lists) from U Calgary
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dKBrown/lists.html

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    Excellent - thanks for the suggestions.

    Next question...

    Anywhere in New Territories/Mongkok that sells these books?
    Keep meaning to get to Dymocks in Wanchai but quite a heavy workload at moment so prefer to spend the time with the kids.

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