Reading to your children

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I began doing was reading to my baby. Now, I know at that moment he was unable to hear me, but I wanted to get into the habit of it. After my son was born, I continued to read to him. At 12 weeks old, Jonah began to grasp the pages and feel them as I read to him. Now he gets excited and kicks his legs as I turn each page.

I believe it is important that children be read to, even before birth. I read at least 1-3 times a day to my son. He seems to like anything that rhymes or books with animals in them, but is not particularly fond of books with other babies in them. Lol

Some of his favorite books are: Humphrey Corner books (he has two so far), Nancy Shaw's books about zany sheep (he has three of them so far), books from The Dr. Seuss Club, and Bats at the Ball Game. One of my favorite books to read to him is: I'll Love You Forever.

I also want to begin reading bible passages and stories to him.

Do you read to your children? If so, what books do they/you enjoy?

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
    05/06/14
    We read whatever we can get our hands on. :) I read my devotions to them when they are awake, We have the youngest girls signed up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library-free books every month, they all love getting their own mail and I love the different books. Their favorites are Thomas the Train, Clifford, Berenstain Bears, Cajun Night Before Christmas and After Christmas and a few random ones here and there.. We need more Thomas the Train.. LOL
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    05/06/14
    Melissa Middleton
    That is cute. I have not heard of that book club. He is gets the Dr. Seuss Club books in the mail, but I am going to look at the Imagination Library. The Dr. Seuss thing gets a little pricey.
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    05/06/14
    We got a form when we had them from the hospital.. i don't know if it's just a regional thing, or if she does a program in every state.
    http://usa.imaginationlibrary.com/
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    05/06/14
    Melissa Middleton
    It is worth looking into though. Thanks for the info. Free is better, anyway. I was paying almost 19 dollars a month (but had to stop it).
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    05/06/14
    wow. I look at garage sales and thrift shops.. I'm not sure I've bought a new book in 4 years.
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    05/06/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I get what I find on sale. I got most of his at big lots, had discounts for some of them, dollar stores, and the sheep books where from my aunt. There isn't any thrift store books here, unfortunately, or I would be headed there.
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    05/06/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I qualify. :)
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      Melissa Middleton
      :) I remember my mom reading to us, even as we got older and could read a book ourselves. It's a treasured memory from childhood. :)
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      05/08/14
      Melissa Middleton
      That is awesome! I want to do that when he gets older as well.
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        8Theresa Gould
        We read bible books, just children's books in general. Our children love to be read to.
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        05/08/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Wonderful. :) I have a few bible story books here as well (I even got him one for Easter), and I want to incorporate those as well. My mother used to read us stories from this huge family bible we had (it probably weighed about 20 pounds or more--it was massive). Those were memorable times, and I want my son to have those treasured memories as well.
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        Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com