We all have that book we've read to our children again, again, and...oh, yeah - AGAIN!!
Turns out, our children (as always) have hit the nail right on the head! Repetition is absolutely key to children in the reading realm, particularly infants and toddlers. Hearing familiar words read over and over again creates new neural pathways in a child's little brain, especially when those words are read to him or her in a book they love while sitting in your lap. Basically, this situation is the "perfect storm" for learning!!!!
So, go ahead and let your awesome little one hand you Goodnight Moon for the thousandth time - your child will reap countless benefits, and you will relish in the fact that learning and loving are happening at the same time!
Some of my children's faves:
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon)
The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Mother, May I? by Grace Maccarone
Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick