An upside to becoming a mom is reading the endless piles of children’s books. While reading these books, I’ve even learned a thing or two. Toddler books make a little room inside your head for the caprices that you had left far far behind somewhere along the way.
They help you wake up that little tyke inside your head who used to look up at the sky and worry if the giant from the beanstalk was going to come crashing down. They make it seem perfectly logical for Hippos to say “excuse me” while boarding buses driven by Flamingoes. And they don’t limit your travel options to car or airplane. You could take the Zumble-Zay or broomstick or Bumble boat, you know!
Being grown up all the time makes being a grown up so boring, where is the fun in that?
It’s surprising how many real life skills you could pick up from toddler books!
They are often enlightening: Did you know that Unicorns have sensitive stomachs and all they can eat is either rainbows or glitter? See I didn’t either!
They teach you math skills: Did you know that you need “Billions” of berries to make a black berry jamble? I don’t know about you, but I am never attempting black berry jamble, because a billion berries are a billion more than I want to pick.
They know all about negotiations: Like I didn’t know that cows could type and that ducks are usually the neutral parties or that they are adept at carrying ultimatums.
Often they might even have a social message: Like when you feel embarrassed about being different or unique, you could learn a thing or two from The Sneetches, star bellied or otherwise.
And sometimes just sometimes they can even be predictive: Like in a book called Lucky Ducklings when a whole town stops just to rescue a bunch of adorable little ducklings. That would never happen right? Or would it!
Watch, enjoy and go “Awwwwww”
P.S: These are some of Gia’s favorite books, they are books to grow up with or grow down with. In either case, whichever way you plan to do, make sure you get them for your collection.