When one of my best friends, had twin boys, the first thing I did was send copies of some of my kids’ favorite books. The twins turned three last month, so I have been on the lookout for a couple more books that I think they would love.
The first pick I came across was A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins. My friend has a mildly strange fascination with ground hogs, which is why I originally picked this one up. The simple text and rhyming words make this one a great choice for reading aloud. The sweet illustrations of these new friends frolicking will keep the boys smiling the whole way through! This title is also short and sweet; great for short attention spans.
My next pick for the boys, and really if I’m honest, their Moms too is The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time by Jan Peck and David Davis. These eco-friendly rhymes are a new take on the classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes. The authors encourage kids to carpool or ride bikes to town in “Yankee Doodle”, and to pick up trash and plant trees in “Here We Go Round the Neighborhood”. I chose this title because the boys already spend so much time out of doors, and I am guessing that they have an appreciation for nature even at their young age. This book is perfect for the month of April: National Poetry Month and Earth Day!
Let me know if you would like me to help choose some books for your kiddos!