What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day books?


Valentine’s Day is all about love, and it's a great opportunity to talk to your toddler about the many ways in which you can show love, and of course, how much you love them! Hugs and kisses are a great way to express love, making these three books perfect for Valentine’s Day: “Hug” by Jez Alborough, “Hug Time” by Patrick McDonnell, and “Plant a Kiss” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds. “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, “I Love You Because You're You” by Liza Baker and David Mcphail, and “I Love You More” by Laura Duksta and Karen Keesler are three touching stories about the love between a parent and a child. What is great about all of these books is that you will want to read them not only on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year!

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.