There's nothing I love more than a good children's book.
Well, actually, that's probably not completely true, but right now, in this post, there is nothing I love more than a good children's book.
And the three I'm sharing with you today would make great Valentine's day gifts for your littles. And if you happen to be rockin' the Valentine's mailboxes like we are, these books would also make a good day-before Valentine's gift. Although, they wouldn't technically fit in the box. But that's beside the point, really.
When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, all the way back in 2008, my very first purchase was a pile of books for the baby. We didn't know the sex, but I knew that little babe would need books, lots and lots of books.
So I feel like now, almost five years later, I'm kind of kids' book expert. For no other fact than I read them and buy them frequently. So you should trust my opinion 100% when I tell you these books need to be on your shelf. And bonus-teacher points because they all teach your child something too.
With an almost-four-year-old and an almost-two-year-old, we are constantly teaching our kids about love/showing love and this cute book about a bunny's conversation with her mom during bedtime is pretty sweet. It's a great example of how much a parent loves a child as well as being silly and captivating for little ones. I liked, as it neared the end, how the mommy bunny leads her daughter through prayer. Their conversation is a great way to show and practice praying with your child.
This one was especially loved by my 23-month-old, Harper. Those animals were just too cute and she loves pointing them out as we read. This story parallels the story of the prodigal son and teaches kids that no mather what you do, your parents will still love you. Such an important lesson for kids of all ages, really. And I happen to know some middle school students that would benefit from reading this precious book also.
Heaven is For Real for Kids by Colton Burpo
I jumped at the chance to read this book to the girls. Having read, and loved the adult version, I couldn't wait to see how they made this book accessible for kids. Because there is definitely some big ideas and concepts in the novel.
This book didn't disappoint at all. The ideas it presents as well as the beautiful artwork were great conversation starters in our house. This one will definitely be read often. (Bonus! Go here to check out some free coloring pages that go with the book.)
And now the best part: three lucky readers will get one of these books just in time for Valentine's day! But reall, these books would make a great gift for any kid at any point in the year. Good luck!
Look! Even Blue loves I Love You To God and Back! What a good doggie!