Parenting tips

Gift Ideas: 3 Children’s Books

I’m an advocate for the gift of books. When we value books, it helps our children to appreciate literature. Please consider books during this gift-giving season. Here are a few of my favorites.

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 6.24.32 PM
Peter’s Chair Ezra Keats

Peter is initially not too happy with the arrival of his baby sister. His father is painting all of his blue things pink; Peter isn’t pleased. Peter decides to go away from his family. Later, Peter comes to grips with his feelings he even helps his dad in painting the things for the new baby. In the end Peter, is a proud big brother.



Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 6.34.30 PM
From Head to Toe Eric Carle

This book discusses basic body parts coupled with simple movements. This book is one that can come alive because it is highly interactive. Children love imitating animal movements. This is definitely a book in which you can mix movement & fun.


Show this video before or after reading the book.




The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 6.32.24 PM

The Rainbow Fish learns to share by giving away his most valuable possessions. The Rainbow Fish is an international best seller not just because of the sparkly eye-catching illustrations; the meaning in the story is also, a valuable life lesson.


I enjoyed making a rainbow fish with different colored paper squares glued on a paper plate in the shape of a fish.

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 5.36.44 PM

Making reading a routine in your child’s early years has endless benefits. Reading doesn’t have to be before bed. Consider a Saturday morning story time. Whatever suits your schedule, just make the time to read.

Give Books,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s