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Why You Should Introduce Board Books to Your Baby Right Away




30 WONDERFUL EARLY BABY AND YOUNG TODDLER BOARD BOOKS SUGGESTIONS



Board books are a perfect way to infant used to liking books. These books are perfect for babies and toddlers ages 0 - 3 months. They are simple and straight forward. These small and sturdy board books can fit perfectly in a baby’s hand and can be safely chewed.


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You should always look for board books that offers familiarity to your baby, meaning it should reflect their world. Babies also don’t focus well when first born, so simple black and white images or big patterns are ideal. After about 4 months, babies now start to lift flaps and feel textures with assistance as needed. When your baby reaches the age of about 7 - 10 months, they will have the ability to pick up on the visual aspect of a book. An excellent website to check out is www.priddybooks.com. They publish books for babies, toddlers, and young children that will spark their curiosity and encourage development.


Always start to read books to your baby as soon as possible, there is no time too soon, even if you are still pregnant, as it a proven fact that even in womb a baby can hear and recognize voices. Even though you may feel as though you are just reading to yourself, know that you are not. Make it enjoyable, make it fun, sing the words, use silly voices. By the time your baby is just a mere 3 months ago they will become aware that they are being read to and be comforted and connected they just sense from you.



30 WONDERFUL BOARD BOOKS



Look, Look! - by Peter Linenthal - A black and white contrast board book


Where’s is Baby’s Belly Button - by Karen Katz- A peek-a-boo and lift up flap book of babies bodies

Moo, Baa, La, La, La! - by Sandra Boynton - Humorous book for little ones

And But Not The Hippopotamus - Easy words that are easy to memorize

Babies - by Gyo Fujikawa - Tender pictures of babies of all races


Color Zoo & Color Farm - by Lois Ehlert - Bright colors and bold shapes that change into different animals


Five Little Monkeys, Jumping on the Bed - by Eileen Christelow - Silly rhythms that read like a song




Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces - by Jane Wattenberg - Racially diverse collection of real babies


Little Blue Truck - by Alice Schertle - A mordern classic that gets truck and animal sounds into the story

My Car - by Byron Barton - Simple shapes and primary colors

No, No, Yes, Yes - by Leslie Patricelli


Gossie - by Olivier Dune, An adorable duck and his friends teaching about friendship, differences, and sharing



Llama, Llama Red Pajamas - by Anna Dewdney - rhythms with understanding to toddler behavior


Kittten’s First Full Moon - by Kevin Hanks, A nighttime story that makes a toddler feel grown-up



More, More, More Said the Baby - by Vera B. Williams, A modern classic about diverse babies and their families


I Like it When - by Mary Murphy - Simple story of a penguin and child sharing activities of a day


Peek-a-Boo Morning - by Rachel Isadora - A sweet list of all the a toddler is happy to wake up and see


Pat the Bunny/The Telephone Book - by Dorothy Kunhardt, - Helps to get a toddler involved in reading time


Cook in a Book, Pancakes! - by Lotta Nieminen - Moving parts that lets your toddler add ingredients


Press Here - by Herve Tullet - Press a dot and then another and things happen


Heads and Tails - by Mathew VanFleet - Pull tabs, feel gestures and move stuff


The Very Hungry Catapillar - by Eric Carle - Colorful and delightful, has holes to poke fingers in


Maisy’s Bedtime - by Lucy Cousins - Bright colors, unique shapes, with non-gender animals


The Snowy Day - by Ezra Jack Keats - A Classic about an African American child’s vision of a perfect snowfall

Chicka, Chicka, Boom,Boom - by Bill Martin Jr. - An Alphabet book that’s fun to read


Chicken Soup with Rice - by Maurice Sendak - Read it, sing it , a poem about every month


The Little Engine that Could - by Watty Piper - continuously text or a little train never giving up


Brown Beard Brown Bear What Do You See - by Bill Martin Jr. - Charming text calls young children to yell out a response


Little Blue, Little Yellow - by Leo Lionni - A timeless story about the risks of friendship


The Runaway Bunny - by Margaret Wise Brown - A mother’s bunny devotion to her offspring



Bus Stops - by Taro Gomi - Appealing repetition and a surprise on every page




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