I recently took my daughter in for her 2-year check-up and I was a little surprised by how much time her pediatrician spent talking about reading. Like any good parent, I read to my daughter every day, but after that little lecture from the doctor, I started to wonder whether I was reading enough.
So after our appointment, we stopped by the local bookstore and I let my daughter pick out a few new books. Three of them happened to be Dr. Seuss books, which ordinarily my little girl isn’t all that interested in (she’s more of a Dora the Explorer girl). But we’ve been reading Dr. Seuss for the last 3 days and it’s amazing how attentive and interested my daughter is while I’m reading.
So if you’re looking to switch up your reading routine with your child, allow me to recommend my daughter’s new favorite Dr. Seuss books.
The Lorax ($12) is all about depleting our natural resources. It’s a great segue into talking about wastefulness and being good to Mother Earth.
I’m pretty sure my daughter picked Oh, The Places You’ll Go ($18) because there are tons of balloons inside. I think the overall message is a little mature for her, but the vibrant colors and fun illustrations keep her eyes glued to the pages.
I wouldn’t recommend saving Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? ($8) until bed time. It’s one of those fun interactive books that will have your toddler laughing as you recreate all Mr. Brown’s funny sounds.
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