Thursday, April 2, 2020

Virtual Bedtime Stories

Photo of a laptop screen showing a toddler reading an Elephant and Piggie story
COVID-19 has us coming up with all kinds of creative ways of connecting with each other, doesn't it? One of the most fun things I have been doing is FaceTiming with my nieces for bedtime stories each night. It started when I shared a video my library did of me reading a picture book and now we do a live reading each night. Even better, after I read them a story my three-year-old niece "reads" us a story. She has a fantastic memory and she loves holding the book so that we can see the pictures.

I recommend picture books to you all the time on this blog, but when push comes to shove, what are the books I actually reach for to read to my actual nieces? See below for the titles I shared for our first week of bedtime stories! 

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin (Little, Brown, 2018). 

Chickens to  the Rescue by John Himmelman (Henry Holt, 2006).

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr (Little, Brown, 2005). 

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (Dial, 2010).

Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough (Candlewick, 1992).

And tell me, since one day I'm going to get to leave my house and go to the library again: what are your favorite bedtime stories?