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Great Mother's Day Reads

by Jennifer Geary

Reading Time: 2 minutes 

Mother’s Day is here!  I would like to say that means I’ll get a big vacation and a maid to come in and tackle all my hot spots while I’m sitting on a beach somewhere, but really it’s probably going to be pretty much a normal Sunday—including me trying to figure out exactly what I’m going to do with my three year old for school over the coming week!  This week and next we’re going to take some time to read some good books about mamas together.

If you’re looking for some good books, here are a few to choose from!

The Runaway Bunny:  I think this is my favorite Margaret Wise Brown book.  No matter what scenario the little bunny cooks up, mama always has a plan to bring him back.  This is just such a sweet story to read together, but if you want to do more, check out this free lapbook at Homeschool Share.  (I think we’re going to be doing this next week!)

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens:  I love Denise Fleming’s books!  There are always fun extras hidden in the illustrations and her stories are simple and fun.  This book has always been a favorite at our house because we have a cat named Boris who is mischievous, just like the one in the story!

Are You My Mother?:  This one has been around for ages, but it’s still fun to watch the baby bird as he tries to find his mama.  Homeschool Share has a free lapbook to go along with it, or if you just want something simple, try this cute and easy craft from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails.

Is Your Mama a Llama?:  This is another favorite around our house—especially for me.  The rhymes are cute and it’s fun for little ones to fill in the blanks with the animal names.  Toddler Approved has some cute ideas for matching mamas and babies with your young ones!

Have You Seen My Duckling?  There aren’t many words in this story, but the pictures are beautiful—it is a Caldecott Honor Book.  See if your little one can spot the missing duckling as you follow mama duck on her search.  If you’re out at the zoo, take some time to feed the ducks, too!

However you celebrate it, I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day!

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