Any moms who like to talk about what books they are reading to their children?

Darcie - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am an author and illustrator of fun, rhyming, and educational children's books. I have links on my website that are free to click on and you can listen to me read from my books or even follow along if you have one. I also put up new coloring pictures every week that are free to print and use. Please feel free to take advantage of these. http://sammyandrobert.tripdo.com

By hearing and listening to moms talk about what stories they are reading to, and what stories they like reading to their children I get a better feel for what story I should work on next.

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Darcie Mae - posted on 07/28/2011

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Sounds like a big order. I don't know sign language. But, this is certainly a job to study up on before doing. Maybe you will be the one who does it.

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I read every day to my daughter, and am actually thinking about entering the world of children's books as an author and illustrator because no book seems to be just right for us. My daughter is learning sign language as well as reading, so many books confuse her about one or the other! Signing books lean toward baby language to "help" her, so she gets confused about the words she's seeing, and others that teach reading tend to have pictures that conflict with her signs :/ If I could ask for someone else to create a book, this is what I look for: books with one to two simple sentences per page in big, bold letters for early reading, clear pictures that show signs regarding the words on the pages, maybe underlined words and different colored words to point out nouns, colors, or shapes that are used in the sentences, and pictures that really correspond well. Also, bright colors and clear pictures are really awesome. And then to finish it all up, it helps when they're cardboard books so they don't get torn up and a decent size for the two of us reading together :D That's what I'd ask for anyway...then books about colors, shapes, morals, values, and manners are always a plus, but so are simple, easy to follow stories like the classics...I know that's really specific, but there aren't many out there like that...maybe you can be the one to come out with some :)

Darcie - posted on 04/18/2010

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Hi Keri. Those stories sound wonderful. Your children are very lucky to have you spend so much time reading to them. Hopefully, they will become devoted readers themselves. Just so you now, rhyming stories can also have morals and values. My first Mother Mouse story teaches good manners. My quote: "Words can change a life. Make a good change. Read a child a book." Keep reading. :0)

Keri - posted on 04/17/2010

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I read to my girls everyday, and we read older weekly reader books from the 60's and 70's. I buy them off ebay for super cheap and my girls ages 4 and 6 absolutly love them, our favorites are - Mcbrooms ghost, Henry possum, the crows of pearl blossom, Down down the mountain, and so many more, they tell cute stories and have great pictures. I love to read them so much that I have bought over 200 books in the last 2 years. We don't so much like newer books, or rhyming books. I guess I just like the morals and values of older childrens books. As much fun as it is to read a fun rhyming book like Dr. Seuss, my kids just aren't into them. strange.

Darcie - posted on 03/30/2010

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I also remember reading "Little Golden Books" to my children. I have to get back in touch with these stories for my Grandson who is 1 year old now. He loves you to be read to. When my daughters were young they enjoyed Beverly Cleary. Good stories never seem to fade out. When it somes to reading stories to children I love a good rhyme. I guess that's probably part of the reason all my stories rhyme.

Dorothy - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have children who are a little older than Dr. Seuss-age. I love going to the library with my kids and checking out an older series of books by Carolyn Haywood. The first one is delightful--"B is for Betsy". The whole series is adorable and kids love them and can't wait for the next chapter. Another author we love is Beverly Cleary. Her first book is "Henry Huggins". There is to be a movie based on her books this summer called "Beezus and Ramona" starring Selena Gomez. I hope it will be as good as the books.
When my children were little, we loved any "Little Golden Books". They were perfect for tucking in the diaper bag, just the right length, and often had beautiful illustrations. Both my children were reading before they started kindergarten.

Farinaz - posted on 03/30/2010

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Hi...my son is 4 year old...Everyday night before he goes to bed he use to bring a book4 us to read for him...I hope lady bird is good

Darcie - posted on 03/29/2010

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Bernice, thanks for the info. I too read hours hours of Dr. Seuss books to my children and will probably read them to my Grandson too. Thank you too for the interest in my books. I hope you enjoy them and your child learns a little something while hearing or reading them.

Bernice - posted on 03/27/2010

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Oh. You just want to know what we are reading. Well, most times I just go to the library and pull books from the shelf according to the titles and what I think my child wants to hear. Sometimes I go by theme. My youngest is 5 and he likes to read dinosaur books - nonfiction. He likes the pictures and learning the facts. When I want to teach reading I get Dr. Seuss books because my oldest son learned to read from the Dr. Seuss ABC book. It's rare but I'll pull the caldecott and newberry award books because they come highly recommended.



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