Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach kids valuable social-emotional lessons about love for the special ones in their lives — like family, friends, classmates, and pets. One of the best ways to do this is through books that capture the sweetness of the holiday.
These heartfelt Valentine's Day children's books make great gifts for Valentine's Day and introduce lovable characters, meaningful storylines, and giggle-worthy moments for kids of all interests, whether they love Peppa Pig, Clifford, or dinosaurs.
Try Love from Giraffes Can't Dance — an ode to the warm and fuzzy feeling of love. The beautiful illustrations and wholesome messages will inspire your child to talk about the things they love. Once your child finishes reading this great story, continue the conversation by helping them create a list of things they love. Writing down things they are grateful for will inspire them to make connections between the text and real life.
There is also I Love You, Stinky Face, a bedtime story about the love a mother has for her child. Stinky Face comes up with the goofiest circumstances, like turning into a meat-eating dinosaur or a swamp creature, and asks his mom if she still loves him. After reading this book together, snuggle up with your child and talk about their quirks that you love.
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