Mar 05 2012
A team of over twenty-five parents who have all sorts of parenting experiences. From the Mom of thirteen with one on the way, to the first-time Mom of one. We have new Dads to the Dad of three.¬† From the experienced parent, to the rookie! If you want the truth‚Ä¶. we are all rookies. Each day presents something new, somewhere we have not already been, something that we have not already done. So, why not look to someone who has?!
The KP BTDT Squad will be sharing their experiences and answering two questions per month. Each parent will answer the questions if they can and their answers will be compiled into a feature post to share with readers. These will be general questions that many parents will wonder about as they raise their children. The BTDT Squad will be talking about subjects like potty training, how they dealt with picky eaters, their most favourite family adventures, and how they managed to ever sleep through the night!
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What is your favourite children’s book to read with your kids?
Jesica, 26 years old: Three boys aged 17 months, 3 1/2 and 6 years old.
At our house we go through different favorite books almost weekly, this week however it’s Mouse is Mad by Linda Cole. It’s a delightfully little story about a little mouse who is mad and how he chooses to express his anger. My kids like to change the names of the characters to match the names of our family members.
I enjoy this book because is allows for communication about anger and what it feels like to be angry, how ¬†they express their anger, and then from there positive ways of expressing anger.
Tamara, 31 – ¬†2 children ages 3 and 9 months.
This is a tough question for me as we have SO many wonderful children’s books. ¬†Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday (MAR 2) so I want to give a shout out to all his amazing books. ¬†But our favourite books these days are any written by Julia Donaldson. ¬†”The Gruffalo” got us hooked on her writing, and, if I had to choose, “Cave Baby” and “Monkey Puzzle” would be my current favourites.
Tamara, 41, two boys aged 5 & 7
Every night our family clamours around a novel and my husband and I take turns reading a chapter aloud. ¬†We just finished Hugo Cabret written by Brian Selznick and it was brilliant. It struck a chord with us all; beautifully written (for mom & dad), action-packed (for our 7 year-old) and intriguing illustrations (for our 5 year-old).
Wendy, 30 yrs old. Son: 19 months old
His favorite book would depend on which room we’re in and what time of day. My ultimate favorite book to read is called “I Love You More”. It’s about a mother and a son. I love it because the first time we read it my son had just come home from the hospital and the book was able to pin my feelings about my little guy in a simple but wonderful way. If you love “Guess How Much I Love You” I think you’ll enjoy this one.
Lisa, 37 and my son is 10 months.
My favourite children’s book to read to my son is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. The book just surfaces how much I love my son. The book is an easy read and great to relate to.
Leah, 18, 15, 13 4
My favorite books to read to my children are the Dr. Seuss books, any one of them. ¬†They are all fun. As well, I really like Murmle, Murmle Murmle by
Robert Munsch and I Love You Forever – but it makes me cry every, single time.
We love Oliver Jeffers kid’s books. ¬†His stories and amazing illustrations really lend to the imaginations of me and my son. ¬†Our favorite is the “Incredible book eating boy.”
How about you?!!