Monday, June 11, 2018

Gentle fathering books to read with your kids

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In honor of Father's Day, here is a collection of 8 children's books that portray gentle fathers for dads to read with their kids.

Oh, Oh, Baby Boy! by Janine Macbeth — From birth into his father's arms through becoming a father himself, a boy experiences the nurturing and hands-on care that will guide him his whole life.

Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram — Little Nutbrown Hare learns he can never outlove Big Nutbrown Hare, who loves him to the moon … and back.

Daddy Hugs, by Karen Katz — Count along with the hugs daddies can give, from "I gotcha now" hide-and-seek hugs to "Don't be afraid of the dark" hugs.

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell & Barbara Firth — Big Bear patiently helps Little Bear feel comfortable with the dark of night.

"More More More," Said the Baby, by Vera B. Williams — Three babies are sweetly loved by three caregivers in this poetic and touching book.

Ask Me, by by Bernard Waber & Suzy Lee — A daughter directs her father in a child-led conversation as they walk through a captivating autumn landscape.

Because Your Daddy Loves You, by by Andrew Clements & R. W. Alley — A story demonstrating responsive, patient parenting as a father continually helps his kid through multiple challenging situations of the day, such as misplacing a shoe and losing hold of a beach ball.

Baby Dance, by by Ann Taylor & Marjorie van Heerden — A singsong, playful poem you can act out with your little one as you swirl and twirl.


EarthMamasWorld said...

This is a great list, thank you for sharing! My husband travels a lot, reading with the kids is special time and I plan to add a few of these books into the mix.

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