Hop Into Reading

January 18, 2021

By Christa Protano

Now that the holidays are behind us, as a parent, you may be enjoying a little break from all the decor and gift-giving preparations. Unfortunately, one small step inside a big box store can induce some anxiety over the next calendar celebration. To help ease you into the Easter season, which arrives a little early this year (April 4th), we’ve put together a list of Spring-themed titles to help you fill your toddler’s Easter basket while brightening up their bookshelf.

Who Said Peep?

Swap the sugary marshmallow treats for this board book that is just as colorful and sweet as its candy-coated counterpart. Who Said Peep? introduces babies to the most cuddly of animal friends via peek-through flaps and soft, fluffy touch-and-feel elements. There is even a surprise mirror round out the cuteness. 

Little Bunny’s Big Day

This squishy, squeaky bunny is hard for children to resist, and parents will love how it helps develop their fine-motor skills. At each turn of the page, little ones are invited to squeeze the main character's tummy as grown ups read through the playful rhymes.

Peekaboo Baby!

Perhaps there is no better way to provoke those first baby giggles than with a game of classic peek-a-boo. This board book encourages everyday actions such as this, handshakes and more, and features an Easter-worthy chick on the cover.

You’re My Little Honey Bunny

No holiday is complete without a read from the award-winning You’re My Little series. Illustrated with adorable fluffy lambs, flowering daffodils and — of course — hip-hopping hares, You’re My Little Honey Bunny celebrates the bond between parent and child with die-cut pages and sweet rhyming text.

Beyond the Book: Salt Dough Eggs

Parents who want to avoid the dye mess and lots of cracked eggs this Easter need look no further for a holiday-inspired craft. Enter Salt Dough Eggs. All you need is four ingredients (flour, salt, water and an egg-shaped cookie cutter) to bake up this art project. Once cooled, your child can decorate the “eggs” with markers or paints.

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