So. Valentine’s Day next week.
Do you do treats for your kids? Since International Book Giving Day is also on February 14th, it’s the perfect chance to share some book love.
These are the books I picked up for our two kiddos.
Not a heart or valentine in sight.
It wasn’t a deliberate move. I have nothing against Valentine’s Day books. But I also don’t limit myself to them. So these books may not be your typical Valentine’s Day reads, but they were picked with love. That’s what counts, right? And the nice thing is that we can leave these books out year round.
The two on the left are for Preschooler, who will be 4 in about 2 months. We’re just starting to get into the early chapter books at bedtime. The main character in these happens to have the same name, and the books are all about spinning and dancing and twirling, a popular activity in our house now (I’m pretty sure it goes hand in hand with the princess obsession).
The book on the right is a series most of you are probably already familiar with. Baby (who is now 14months) doesn’t sit for long periods of time, so he hasn’t really discovered Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs… books yet, but this board book version is a good place to start. Bonus: it’s a scratch ‘n’ sniff! It won’t be long before that does have appeal.
Anyone else doing books for Valentine’s Day? Do you go with the more traditional selections or have you veered off the path like I have?