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15 Books From Your Childhood You Should Be Reading to Your Kids

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One of the most important things we can do as children is read, and one of the most important thing we can do as parents is read to our children.

Who doesn’t remember their favorite books from childhood? From the attractive covers to the incredible plots, from illustrations we could get lost in for hours to lessons we learned that have stuck with us to this day, finishing a good book is a pivotal moment for any child.

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In order to keep up with the crucial tradition of reading to children and staying curious, the essential reading list of children’s books was created to help parents foster a sense of learning in their kids, and these are the books that made the cut!

Did your favorite make the list?

15. Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Remember this classic? Written by Crockett Johnson in 1955, it tells the story of Harold, the curious four-year-old who uses his creativity to explore him imagination and the world around him.

Lesson for Children: Creativity

14. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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Adorned with Eric Carle’s unforgettable illustrations, this 1967 book by Bill Martin, Jr. helps children learn to identify different colors and animals.

Lesson for Children: Color and Object Recognition