“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”–Emilie Buchwald
The Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, shared an article on Facebook last week that made my teacher and reader heart so happy. It was titled "50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child". I could go on and on about my love for Teacher's College and my trip to their summer Reading Institute, but I will save that for another day.
Here are some of the books on the list that I remember loving as a kid:
There were also a handful of books on the Top 50 list that I loved to use in my classroom:
When I left the classroom 3 years ago, I couldn't part with any of my books. I can't wait until Madison is a little older and she can have my classroom books in her playroom. For now...she has a good little collection of board books going.
Check out the list and see if any you notice any of your favorite childhood books. I loved getting to look at the list and remember some books I had forgotten about.