Meet the Sullivans: Owen's Favorite Books

September 25, 2012

Owen's Favorite Books

You've heard from me about my favorite books and books I'm reading. But today I'd like to take a minute and share with you my little guy's favorite reads.

You see, he's really taken to books. He no longer squiggles or fusses when we try to read to him.

If it's a book he likes he'll happily sit on the floor next to us, or in one of our laps and look at the book as we read.

This boy puts everything in his mouth, but when we're reading his favorite books he focuses on touching and looking at the pictures and doesn't even try to put them in his mouth. (...still tries to eat them when we aren't reading them though...)

His Baby Touch and Feel: Animals by DK Publishing is his very favorite.

He stares intently at the pictures and just loves feeling the puppy, monkey and bunny with his fingers.

His other favorite is Peek-a-WHO? by Nina Laden.

He will sit and listen to this over and over and over again. We know he's done when he crawls away after the tenth "Peak-a-YOU!".

He also enjoys the bears in his musical The Wheels on the Bus by David Elwand. 

I've tried to get him to enjoy the books I like for him, like On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman, God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren and various Dr. Seuss books.

As part of my baby shower each guest brought a book inscribed with a message in place of giving a card---so Owen has lots of great books! Most of his favorites are the board books, which we have a lot of.

I keep his non-board books in a shelf inside his closet. I bought most of these books for my classroom when I was teaching Kindergarten. Someday they will be great books for him to enjoy. There are many wonderful stories in there with valuable lessons.

There are also more books on the table near the rocking chair. These are the ones we read together the most in his room on the floor.

And of course there are a few of the "night night" books that I can easily grab when we're rocking before bed.

I'm so happy he's loving books, even if its just because he can put them in his mouth. I hope his interest in them continues to grow and that he'll discover the exciting places--real and make believe-- they can take him too.

Happy Friday, friends!


Andrea said...

Precious Owen! He has a very impressive book collection :) I want to do this same thing for my sister at her shower & have everyone bring a book instead of a card! These pictures are great too!

Natasha said...

whenever i am out, i am always looking for fun books to add to cc's collection, too!!! a book is so important and i love writing in them so that we can remember who gave them to her for certain occasions and such

Courtney Byrne said...

Peek a Who is still Maggie's favorite at 2.5. Both girls love it!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I really like buying him books more than any toy, any day! I think giving a book instead of a card would be a great tradition for giving gifts to children at all times. Birthdays, Christmas, etc!