Mother’s Day is this weekend, Is there better way to spend extra quality time with your little one than reading a book?

We don’t think so! Here at NYCCT, we love to explore our favorite books through music and interactive play at our Boogie Woogie Books classes! Below are some of our favorite Mother’s Day books and suggestions on how to bring the book to life in your home!

The Mommy Book

The Mommy Book
Written by Todd Parr
Best for ages 3 and up

With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.

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Interact with the Book

As you read the book, act out what the characters in the book are doing:

  • Drive a car and a motorcycle
  • Make snow angels
  • Dance!
  • Pretend to swim!

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The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny
Written by Margaret Wise Brown
Best for ages 3-8

A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek. Children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time. The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.

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Interact with the Book

Act out the different scenarios our bunnies come up with in the book. For example, have your little one be a bird and fly to you (the tree!), have your little one pretend to swim like a fish, and you be the fisherman catching them, etc.

At the end of the book, share a snack of carrots together like the mom and baby bunny do!

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How to Raise a Mom

How to Raise a Mom
Written by Jean Reagen
Best for ages 3-8

Two siblings suggest the best ways to raise a happy, healthy mom—from waking her up in the morning to arranging play dates, to making sure she gets enough exercise, some quiet time, and plenty of veggies!

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Interact with the Book

As you read the book, you and your little one can act out some of the things the kids and Mom do in the book:

  • Swing like monkies
  • Slither like snakes
  • Hold yoga poses

And more!

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