I am not crazy about Valentine’s Day because I would rather we showed each other every day that we loved each other than just on the one day. Having said that, this year I have seen the value in using Valentine’s Day as a chance to reinforce and remember the message of love, compassion and family to Neo. For me, books are almost always a default way of teaching something or introducing something to Neo.
I looked through our books at home and brought out books for us to read this week about loving each other as our little way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. These are our favourite books that make the concept of love real and relatable:
This book was published more than a decade ago and is still a classic with its charming illustrations and the story of the little Nutbrown Hare who shows his daddy just how much he loves him. It is a sweet and endearing book and easy to understand why it’s still a favourite even after all these years.
I was initially put off by the title but the book itself is touching and funny, that it has become one of my number one bed time books. The book tells the story of how much a mother loves her child so much, that even if the child smelt so bad that his name was Stinky Face, she would sprinkle him with sweet smelling powder and love him or her nonetheless.
We have been reading this one for a while now and it has simple and easy words that make it great as a read-along book. It’s a funny book that always has Neo giggling.
Our children all have qualities that will make them stand out of the crowd; it could be the twinkle in their eyes or the way they smile. It’s a bit long and Neo is only now getting into it after we have been reading it on and off for the past year or so.
I bought this book for Father’s Day because of the great illustrations and relatable words for children. It also goes without saying that it’s one of PJ’s favourites ;).
Do you have any favourite books on love that you read with your children?
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