Creating an Intentional Bookshelf
They say when it comes to raising a reader, any book your child is willing to read is a good book. I wholeheartedly agree that you should allow your children to choose books that jump out at them - and yes, most of those choices will likely involve potty humour. Making reading fun is half the battle.
While there is certainly still room on your bookshelf for those books, I also think it’s important to most parents that kids are exposed to books that reinforce positive values and role model the behaviours that we are trying to instill in them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t often have time to research which books those might be. Sometimes it’s best to leave that sort of thing to the experts.
So, I follow a few different accounts on Instagram run by current or former teachers/librarians that help me to be intentional about which books I grab off the library shelf or put in my kids' Easter baskets.
When it comes to curating home bookshelves, these are four of my current top picks for accounts to help: