We love to read in our house and I always love to find out about new books that other moms love or that have helped them.
We have been big on reading to our kids since they were newborns and we still read lots of books everyday. It is a nice break and makes us all sit down and relax for a few. We read every night before bed too (a good way to help us all settle for the night!). I’ve used books at different times of the kids lives as well to help them deal with a change or something that is bothering them.
These are a few of our all time favorites and ones I love to give as gifts for new moms or birthdays:
On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman is quickly becoming an author we love. Her books are simple, brilliant and beautifully illustrated.
On the Night You Were Born by is simple, precious and is wonderful for a baby shower or birthday gift. It has a great line ‘that celebrates the one and only you’ that will make your child feel special every time you read it. We have been literally reading this every night in our house the last few weeks.
Love You Forever
My next favorite is a classic… If this book doesn’t get to the heart of how much we love our children at every stage of life then I don’t know what will. It is hard not to tear up reading this one. It is such a simple book with such an amazing message to parents and children alike. My kids go for this one often at bedtime.
Are You My Mother?
Our next one is so fun and a classic. It is simple and has a cute storyline. It is one my kids love to now “read” to me as they have memorized it. The baby bird is born and sets out to find his mother who has gone to get him food. With a fun happy ending it leaves the kids with a reassured smile each time.