Spring is officially in full swing. Enjoy all those May flowers this month, but don’t forget to get in your daily dose of reading with your little ones. This month we not only celebrate spring, but also Fitness Day, Cinco de Mayo, Brothers and Sisters Day and Star Wars Day. Leave us a comment and let us know which your favourite book was this month and which ones should be featured next month.
1. Little Raindrop, by Melanie Joyce
This book is a new favourite of ours! Colourful illustrations and a lyrical story captivate young readers as they follow the journey of a little raindrop. This book is a great way to learn about the water cycle.
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Originally published in 1969, this story is a classic and a must-read for any child. Littles will love reading along as the hungry little caterpillar eats, and eats, and eats, finally emerging as a butterfly. The collage-style illustrations and fun storyline make learning about food, counting and the butterfly lifecycle an engaging experience.
3. Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga, by Rebecca Whitford
May 1 is Fitness Day! Yoga is a great way to introduce children to movement. This book is colourful, fun and easily guides parents and kids through nine basic yoga poses.
4. Snuggle the Baby, by Sara Gillingham
Celebrate National Brothers and Sisters Day on May 2 with this cute board book. We were gifted this book just prior to welcoming our second baby. It is ideal for soon-to-be older siblings or toddlers who love playing with dolls. It is full of practical, interactive activities for caring for a baby, like swaddling and shushing.
5. Star Wars: A Jedi you will be, by Preeti Chhibber
May the Fourth be with you! May 4 is Star Wars Day and you can introduce your kids to the iconic series with this picture book narrated by everyone’s favourite Jedi Master, Yoda. Whimsical illustrations will guide your future Jedi’s as they learn to use the force.
6. My First Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams), by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
The Little People, Big Dreams book series is a wonderful tribute to inspirational leaders. My First Frida Kahlo tells the story of the one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. This would be a fun, educational read to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5th.
What books should be featured in June’s Book Club?