With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be nice to share this day of love and candied hearts with your little one by adding a few “Valentine” themed books to their library. From new favorites to old ones, we are sure the little ones will love these books and you might shed a tear or two reading it to them.
I Love You Forever
This Children’s classic (adult favorite) by, Robert Munsch, is a touching and heart warming tale of a mother and her newborn son. Whether it is Valentine’s Day or not, this book is a must in any child’s home library. “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My baby you’ll be.” Prepare to shed a few tears, as this book makes sense more when you become a mother.
This lovely board book is great for babies and toddlers. With simple imagery and words, follow the adorable bald baby in ways that mommy and daddy and the rest of the family show him affection. Your little Valentine will love this universal tribute to love.
I Love You More
This two in one book is a great read for older toddlers and kids alike. One side of the book is a conversation between a mom and her son and all the ways she loves him, the other side is the sons version of how much he loves his mother. This beautiful book is great to get the conversation of love started with your little munchkin.
Love is You and Me
This fun and playful book, that shares the love between a dog and mouse share will surely be pleasing for Valentine’s Day, or any other day of the year. Your little one will love the pictures, and your older little will love the words. Love is You and Me is a great book to show that love between any two things is great.
Where Does Love Come From?
We love this book for your older child, that has collections of silly questions on what love is. Keep the conversation going with this fun and entertaining book that is easy for kids to understand.
10 Valentine Friends
A cute and sweet book that is definitely made for Valentine’s Day. Read the story of 10 neighbors, crafting their Valentines a gift for the big Valentine’s Day party. The book is great for little ones, as it has a great counting element, and adorable illustrations, and it makes a fun read for your older ones that are just beginning to understand the idea of Valentines and other fun celebrations.
I Love You Through and Through
This book might already be in your child’s library, and if it is not make a note to make it this Valentine’s Day! This adorable rhyming story of a declaration of love between a toddler and his teddy bear will be a hit at bed time. It also is a great book to teach feelings to your little toddler.
Happy Valentines Day Curious George
Another true Valentines Day themed book, this time featuring everyone’s favorite little monkey, George. Watch as Curious George gets into trouble, as usual, with this fun fold out flap book. Entertaining and funny your little ones will love seeing George get ready for Valentines by baking, decorating and card making.
Where is Baby‘s Valentine?
Babies love flap books, especially when our favorite baby is involved. Help baby find her Mommy’s Valentine. This is an excellent read for your baby and young toddlers, as it is entertaining and fun as well as a great introduction to Valentine’s Day.
The Giving Tree
Another of our favorite children’s classics, this time by Shel Silverstein. The Giving Tree is a beautiful tale for your older kids to read about unconditional love, like a mother’s to a child. A sweet story, and another tear jerker for the adults, this book is a beautiful tale for your little ones to cherish.
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