A Book A Month

I’ve decided that one simple way I can encourage Wes to enjoy reading is to give him a new book each month. As a child, I liked books, but I didn’t really discover how amazing they are until late middle school and early high school. I feel like I missed out on some great stuff. Of course, now it’s one of my absolute favorite pastimes. The way Wes studies every single thing, including books – this could be the start of something wonderful we share in common.

I’m starting a new list of books each July around his birthday. So, here are the winners for this year!

August: Wes is beginning to make basic signs, so this will help encourage him along in a cute way.


September: Our Hilton Head vacation starts over Labor Day! I hear there are dolphins everywhere.


October: We live in Irvington. This BabyLit series is awesome.


November: Touch and texture books are Wes’ favorites right now. And getting him into art at a young age is fantastic!


December: A simple, sweet texture book of Jesus’ birthday.


January: This is really for me. A Pantone book for babies?! Heck yes! Wes will certainly know what PMS 165 looks like.


February: Who doesn’t love Boynton? And a lovable song involving puppies is perfect for Valentine’s Day.


March: I had to throw in a classic. Richard Scarry is a favorite, and this is great for Easter!


April: A fun Haiku talking about the different seasons. Winner!


May: Uh, yes! June: I’m surprised we don’t own this one yet. A must! Especially with all the zoo trips over the summer. July: I call Wes pretty much every foodie nickname in this book. Fun!

Of course, there are lots others that I may sneak in for Christmas and birthday presents… and I’ve started lists for ages 2, 3 and 4, haha. What are your favorite infant and toddler books? Is there anything I should make sure to include on this list?

Posted: July 25th, 2012
Categories: Leah
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Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from Suzanne Collins - July 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

Emmarie loves “You Are My Cupcake!”

Comment from Carrie - August 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

My kids both love “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”



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