Well, I did say it would be while between updates. SJ (my daughter's nick name) is an active little girl. We're coming up on her first birthday and she rarely slows down for reading right now. However tonight she cuddled up next to me and we read 6 little Sesame Street board books before she was off again. This got me to thinking about the books we've shared this year and my impressions of her reading interests.
Yes, I realize she's not even a year old yet, but it's still easy to see which books she prefers over others. For example, her least favorite book so far has been I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Shelia McGraw. She won't let me finish it. By the time I reach the boy's teenage years she tries to close the book.
She's fascinated by her First Words: Let's Get Talking book, though there's no real story there to follow. I think she just likes all the colorful pictures and different tabs that are so fun to gnaw on.
The Peter Rabbit Touch and Feel book she got for Easter didn't last very long. Though she liked the textures found throughout the book, it wasn't sturdy enough to stand up to her curiosity.
But the one that she comes back to time and time again is a silly little book that I love reading with her as she giggles through a good portion of it. Five Little Monkeys jumping on the bed by Eileen Christelow is SJ's go-to book. When she's ready for a story that's the one that gets pulled out of the pile. Naturally, I'll be getting other books out of the Five Little Monkeys series for her.
With her birthday coming up, I have a list of books I'm considering picking up to share with her. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle will be our next purchase and hopefully another favorite.