One of my guilty pleasures is buying (too many) children’s books! Reading to your child not only supports language & cognitive development, but also provides a wonderful opportunity for bonding.

My child certainly has his favorites that he wants me to read to him over and over again. Every month, I love to switch up the books on his shelves. The February picture books list has mostly books about friendship, love, kindness, and of course, Valentine’s Day!

Bananas For You!

“Bananas for You!” story by Sabrina Moyle has bright and eye-catching illustrations. This book isn’t about bananas or fruit. Each page is a sentence about how much you are loved. The phrases are cute and funny so I recommend being extra silly when you read this book aloud to get your child to laugh. [Board Book]

Love Makes A Family

“Love Makes a Family” by Sophie Beer has colorful INCLUSIVE illustrations of modern-day families. Each page has a sentence describing what love is. Every family is different and every family demonstrates what’s important in their own lives. What makes a family? LOVE. It’s great for reading at bedtime because the book ends with a loving goodnight kiss. [Board Book]

How Many Do I Love You?

How Many Do I Love You? A Valentine Counting Book” by Cheri Love-Byrd is full of love and numbers. The tongue-twisting alliteration on every page will be sure to challenge you during your read aloud. Every turn features a sentence about love that includes a number and an animal. It’s a bonus that this book is also great for children who are practicing counting up to 10. [Padded cover, Board Book]

Words to Love By

“Words to Love By for Little Ones” written by Rick Warren has words of wisdom on every page. It illustrates real life situations and how words can be used to change the lives of those around them. This book can help open up a dialogue between you and your child about how we should be mindful of the words we use. [Board Book]

I Love You Little Pookie

“I Love You, Little Pookie” by Sandra Boynton is a sweet and simple book featuring a mother pig and baby pig. On each page the mother pig expresses all the things she loves about her child. Sandra Boynton is a popular author and this book is a great addition to your collection. It’s a great example of how you can declare your unconditional love for your child. [Board Book]

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine

“Little Blue Truck’s Valentine” by Alice Schertle was a little gift I gave my child for Valentine’s Day. He loves all the “Little Blue Truck” books! In this version, Blue is delivering valentine cards to all his farm animal friends. The valentines on each page are foil accents and the ending has a surprise page that can be opened. This book is also great for practicing animal sounds will your child. [Board Book]

Books and stories open up a whole new world to your child. Take the opportunity to have conversations with them about the book you are reading. Make stories fun and engaging by changing your voice and making sounds. Do you have any favorite books that you’re reading in February? Tell me about them!

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