A few months ago I ran into Cindy Minnich who was attending a professional development seminar I lead. We chatted for awhile after the workshop. She encouraged me to write something for the Nerdy Book Club, which is an incredible blog she facilitates with Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. I took a look at the variety of posts they run and decided to write a “Top Ten” post about board books. I spent a few months watching my daughter carefully as I read books to her. I paid careful attention to the books she gravitated to on her own in addition to what she did when we read them together. By early May, I was able to discern what she seemed to like out of all of the board books in our house. I combined her likes with my favorites and was able to write a post about the Top Ten Board Books.
If you have little ones at home or are an aunt, uncle, cousin, or grandparent to a child under three, I hope you’ll check out the list I created. (NOTE: It’s not written in a David Letterman “Top Ten” kind of way. It’s structured in two ways: why I love it & why my daughter loves it.) To that end, if you have other board books you think I should know about, then please let me know what they are. I’m closing comments on this post so please leave a comment on the post I wrote over at the Nerdy Book Club. (Click here to read it.) I’m always up for suggestions when it comes to reading with my daughter!
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.