These books are generally suitable for children aged 2-5. However, I don’t want to set iron reading-age limits because some children are early readers while some are just not that confident yet. (I hear from some customers that their babies enjoy read-togethers. Babies!) Good for them, I say. But that's not how all children are.
Don’t set firm reading level standards for it might deter those with slight literacy difficulty. Just read together for now then figure out where your child’s reading level is and encourage them forth. Young children love being read to ... so let’s settle in a good, cozy reading routine, starting with these:
· We’re Very Good Friends, My Mother and I by P.K. Hallinan
What is that special bond between mothers and children? A special kind of friendship that must be nourished. What do mothers and children do together every day? I think what got me to pick this out from the sea of books is its title and cover picture. How cool is it to breathe in sea air with your mother?
· I Love You, Sleepyhead by Claire Freedman & Simon Mendez
A charming rhyme that’s excellent for bedtime reading. As the sun slowly lowers, baby animals around the world snuggle to sleep as their mothers watch over them. The soft yet warm pictures are perfect for all sleepyheads.
· If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul & David Walker
This is a personal favourite that’s also on the theme of parental love and saying good night. The rhymes are fun and bright, and the pictures are amazing. Some animals like cuddle-and-slide kisses, some like klick-a-klick kisses, some like sloooooww kisses.
· Night Shift Daddy by Eileen Spinelli & Melissa Iwai
A sweet tale about a girl and her father who works at night. It is enjoyable to read about how they take care of each other and spend time together despite having different schedules or day/night routines.
· The Sea Mice and the Stars by Kenneth Steven & Louise Ho
A family adventure about a sea mouse family setting out into the dark to collect fallen stars. These stars are pieces of magic, as the uncle tells the young mice, gifts to the sea mice to keep them safe through the harsh winter. Children who love adventures will love this!