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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.

Lucky Lucky Ducklings!

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.

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  1. Hi Hermommyness,
    These fiction characters like unicorn does entertain children for a while. It reminds me of how crazy I was about Scooby dobie doo during my childhood days.

    November 15, 2013
    • I loved Scoobie Doo too! Thank you so much for stopping by Vijesh.

      November 19, 2013
  2. Do you know, I looove children’s books, they are so cool and have the coolest little pictures. Its a shame they are only marketed to adults.
    I still sometimes think of the books my mom used to read to me. It always brings me happy memories.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    *kisses* H

    November 16, 2013
    • There is this book called Fancy Nancy which reminds me of you. She like glamour in everything, like purple is plain but fuchsia is not. Or yellow is plain but gold is fancy. So funny that a kids book reminds me of you!

      November 19, 2013
  3. I actually didn’t mind reading to Maya when she was little. But now that she can read herself? I actually love sitting with her reading my own book!

    Such great memories of Dr. Seuss…loved The Sneetches!

    November 17, 2013
    • Oh, that is so cute that she loves to read with you. I am so hoping someday Gia will do the same. You are a fabulous mom.

      November 19, 2013
  4. I love reading books to Ishan. He really gets into it..even better he reads them to me now! Sometimes its nice to go into their little dreamland :-)

    November 17, 2013
    • Awww, looking forward to the day that Gia will read to me. It love going into that dreamland.

      November 19, 2013

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