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In the last few months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Greysley’s speech and messages asking how I get her to talk so much. As much as I really wish that I could take full credit for my chatty little monster, I have to admit that I’ve had some help.
I spend my days talking to Grey, encouraging her to repeat words and converse with me.. But I also spend A LOT of time sitting down and reading with her. I know that you always hear, “read to your kid,” “reading is magical,” etc. etc. But guys, it’s SO TRUE!!! BOOKS TEACH OUR CHILDREN. They teach our kids new words, help them to focus AND they allow us, as parents, to squeeze in some major snuggle time!
I’ve always loved to read and in the last few years, I’ve strayed from this love because well, life happens. Now that Greysley is old enough to WANT to read, I honestly think that reading WITH HER feels more special than reading my own books.
I ask her to pick out a book. She’ll shuffle her tiny little legs (as quickly as possible), over to her book shelf, returning with not one, but a whole stack of stories. Her expressions and enthusiasm when I pull her on to my lap and start to read just light up my heart. She points out the objects and animals that she recognizes and we talk about the things that she’s unfamiliar with.
I truly believe that she is so social and has such an extensive vocabulary for her age, because of books!
Some of our favorite books to read are the BabyLit stories. I mentioned these books around Christmas time, because they were gifts that she received, but they are STILL going strong as a favorite in our house. The BabyLit books are spin offs of classic literature, which make them ADORABLE! From “Pride and Prejudice” to “Jane Eyre,” they have so many stories that they turn into fun “primer books.” Each book is different, but they teach numbers, colors, words, letters, etc. while still giving a quick summary of the actual literary piece.
Greysley has the BabyLit version of “Alice in Wonderland” memorized and it’s probably the cutest thing ever to watch her sit and read it aloud to herself!!
Here are our top 10 favorite Babylit books!
- Alice In Wonderland
- Pride and Prejudice
- The Secret Garden
- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
- Little Women
- Les Miserables
- The Jungle Book
- A Little Princess
- Romeo And Juliet
- A Christmas Carol
Although these are our top favorites, our “wish list” is growing and I try to add new books to our collection as often as possible!
What are your favorite books to read with your children??
*This post is not sponsored by Babylit. I’m simply sharing my love for this amazing brand!