The bond between mothers and sons is a unique and special one. As I look back on my experiences with my son I am reminded of a handful of dandelions presented with a sweet, shy smile; a comic thrust before my eyes because he just had to share it with me–right then!; an “I love you” called from the other room and many more small moments that make our connection special.
Taking time out of your day to really listen to your boy and look him in the eye is a wonderful way to ensure that this bond that the two of you share remains strong.
Another lovely way to think about and talk about your bond with your boy is to read with him. There are some truly beautiful books available that are just right for this. I found these wonderful books for mothers and sons. Some are sweet, some are cute, some are so touching that I got choked up reading them to my son.
Our best books for boys list continues to grow. These books needed to be on the list. Our connection with our boys is so important. It touches every aspect of both of our lives. Good, strong bonds help them grow into the men they are meant to be.
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Books for Mothers and Sons
These are perfect for moms and their boys to read together and I hope you enjoy this collection of books for mothers and sons that celebrate the unique bond between them.
Mothers throughout the world give sage advice to their sons in Mama Says. Written in English with other languages alongside, the author speaks of courage, kindness, faith, respect and more. The images, by a Caldecott Medal winner, add depth to the story. Touching and beautiful. Highly Recommended.
I Love You Because You’re You is a cute story for young ones. A mother fox and her young cub go through all the times she loves him.
Another choice for young boys and their moms is I Love You With All My Heart. A young polar bear sets off to find out what “I love you with all my heart” means. He encounters different arctic animals (cute!) along the way.
The next selection was written by John Carter Cash based on words his mother shared with him when he was a child, Momma Loves Her Little Son. I think boys will enjoy this as it is somewhat fantastical and at the same time quite gentle.
For a sweet book with animals telling why they love their moms try I Love My Mom by Sophie Piper. This book has colorful pictures and rhyming text. (Out of print and available used.)
More animals! This book is so warm and sweet. I Love My Mommy Because… shows animal mothers caring for their young. Toddlers will enjoy that animal moms do some of the very same things that their mothers do for them.
I Love You the Purplest is a good selection for a family with more than one boy (or more than one child.) as it tells a story of a mother and her two sons and their day out fishing. The siblings ask her questions like “who has the most worms?” or “who’s the best rower?” Mother’s answer is always interesting and her response to their ultimate question is marvelous.
I Love My Mom by Anna Walker features a little zebra named Ollie. The illustrations are Adorable! and the text tells of their lovely, but really very ordinary day. It is . . . simply delightful.
I am so taken with this beautiful book. I’m not sure if it is the whimsical illustrations, the message, or the sparkles that follow the young boy throughout the book or, more likely, the combination of all of these things but Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You is one I will not soon forget. Highly Recommended.
These books for mothers and sons are lovely for Mother’s Day, shower gifts for a mom having a boy, a boy’s birthday, and for every other time of the year. I think reading together about the unique bond you share is a valuable way to bring special attention to it.
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I joined with a group of my friends to bring some Mother’s Day ideas to you. I hope you will take a moment to go check them out:
Marie has an easy spring craft for Mother’s Day. These easy “love note” flowers can be made within minutes and are sure to melt any grandmother’s heart.
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