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Mother’s Day: Love stories for moms

This week storytime was filled with lots of “love stories” for all the moms. Mother’s Day is this weekend and there is no searching needed for the best Mother/child stories out there.

We started off the week with an article commentary piece from Preschool Tid-Bits, celebrating another awesome day – Teacher Appreciation Day. Although the entire week (before Mother’s Day – how fitting) is devoted to Teacher Appreciation the Tuesday before Mother’s Day is the actual day devoted to teachers.

Our Mother’s Day “mantra” began with a cute and well-known book by Eric Carle; Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, too?  Of course a quirky, repetitive tale that is engaging for little ones, was the choice to kick off Mother’s Day storytime. A great learning book for little ones, which discusses animals and their babies.

 Our second day of Mother’s Day tales featured a trio of Mother’s Day stories talking specifically about the unbroken and unconditional motherly love. The three stories that compiled the trio were, I’ll Always Love You by Paeony Lewis, Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse and I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse. Each one sweet with emotion and truth about how mother’s feel toward their children – even when they are naughty, careless or mischievous. Each one gives back and forth examples about how mothers can teach their children to understand emotions and accept consequences with love.

Our last feature for Mother’s Day is one that you may either love or hate – Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. This tale has been a beloved book for sometime now and has also had mixed reviews and even labeled as ‘creepy’.  Although this little tale has tended to be more of a gift book than a children’s picture book, the message throughout the story is clear – a mother’s love is forever and always.

Whatever your plans are for this Mother’s Day – I hope it stays forever in your heart. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grand-moms, aunts and teachers!!

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