Tag Archive for: books for kids

Mercer Mayer

02 May
May 2, 2012

Max has a book called I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer that he loves.  I never paid much attention to this book until the past couple months.  He had me read it to him one night, and after that, I noticed that when he would get angry during the day, he would say, ‘I’m so mad mommy!’.  The first time he said that it kind of took me by surprise because I couldn’t believe that he was verbalizing his feelings at 2 years old.  Now he lets us know when he is mad, sad and happy.  If we raise our voices at him, he scolds us and tells us that we made him sad by yelling.  It puts us in check!  For me, it’s a reminder that my tone really affects my children.  That is something that can be taken for granted when you’re tired and your 3 year old is not listening to you and there’s a dog knocking down baby gates and two other toddlers climbing the couch.  It can get hectic around here, and as much as I am conscientious of my tone, I definitely raise it from time to time.  I am not a robot.  I do the best I can.  But thankfully, I have a really cool son who helps me empathize with him by saying how he feels and how a little book taught him to do so. Read more →

Eileen Christelow Books

28 Mar
March 28, 2012

Back when I was pregnant with Max, my friend Kennedy stopped by to give us a baby gift.  It was two days before I gave birth so it was right on time!  She gave Max a monkey, who we have named Douglas and a set of books.  She gave us three Eileen Christelow books.  These books are major favs in our house to this day.  They are from the series about the Five Little Monkeys.  They are board books and super durable. (Kids are so hard on books when they are little!) Read more →


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