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Valentine’s Day Reading List

Love is in the air and our sights are set on reading new books!

February is a great time to practice literacy skills and develop a love of reading in our students. See what I did there? Love? February? Okay, enough with the amorous puns, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Sorry guys, I can’t help myself.

We’ve compiled a lovely list of books to get your reading list going this month. Join us as we share some of our favorite friendship stories.

Book about friendship for daycare

My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems

Oh Piggie and Gerald, how we love you so! The Piggie and Gerald series, by Mo Willems, is filled with hilarious stories of friendship. In My Friend Is Sad, Piggie tirelessly tries to cheer his best friend up. A great introduction to this funny duo, which your child will surely love.

Teaching friendship skills in preschool through bucket filling

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud

Have you filled a bucket today? This book provides so many conversation starters that you will find yourself reading it to your child many, many times. It centers on showing children how to be kind to other people and helping people feel good about themselves. An empowering book that models wonderful social skills.

Board book for infant and toddler care in southwest miami dade

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Little ones need to learn about love, too. This story starring a baby and mother hare shares about the love between a parent and a child, and it is just beautiful. A big, chunky board book, you can feel good about leaving it in your toddlers hands without fear that the pages will rip.

Autism awareness book in miami dade preschool

A Friend Like Simon by Kate Gaynor

A Friend Like Simon introduces the idea of becoming friends with a child who has Autism. Meeting children with special needs for the first time can be confusing, but books like this one can help show your child that just because everyone is a little bit different, it doesn’t mean we can’t all be friends.

Of course, this is just a sampling of what is out there. You can find great books everywhere, from brick and mortar bookstores to the dollar store, but our personal favorite is Amazon (any book you can think of, delivered in two days? Score!) The best part about the books on this list is that the enduring themes of friendship will make them favorite stories you can enjoy all year long.

Do you have a favorite February book? Share it with us in the comments below!

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