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Babies love books. Even at 4mths old, my daughter understood the concept of page turning and loved being able to reveal newimages by doing so. Plus, it’s so easy to stuff a couple of books in your changing bag for emergency entertainment! So without further ado…
My 5 Favourite Books for Babies:
Tickle, Tickle – Helen Oxenbury
Babies love to be tickled. In just 4 pages, this short book takes us from messy time, through wash time, and ends with tickle time! Accompanying actions are not directly given, but my daughter and I couldn’t help but join in with each activity (check out this post on reading with actions).
Duck’s Day Out – Jez Alborough
It’s so nice to find a baby book with an actual plot line! Using short phrases, sound effects and simple rhyming language, Jez Alborough recounts this story of Duck and his friend, Sheep, who go out on a boat trip together.
Is This My Nose? – Red Fox
This book, delightfully illustrated by Georgie Birkett, asks the reader to find the nose of an animal, then the nose of a child, and finally their own nose. Then we move onto a different feature (eyes, ears, chin, etc). It is excellent for encouraging children to engage in what they’re reading as well as helping them learn about themselves.
I Can Do Everything (Board Tower) – Parragon Books
This brightly coloured tower of 10 books covers topics ranging from saying hello to tidying up. The books encourage positive thinking and build confidence by exploring each behaviour in lots of different circumstances (e.g. QUIET: “I can be quiet when it’s bedtime. I can be quiet when I’m eating.” etc). Their size make them great for stacking too!
The Very Lazy Ladybird – Isobel Finn
This is another baby book that has a storyline (hurray!). The Lazy Ladybird tries to hitch a ride on lots of different animals so it’s great for introducing babies to different animal noises. In my experience, babies can make a range of animal noises long before they start saying proper words. Our version of this book has a pop-out page at the end which always causes great hilarity!
Now you’ve got a few books to read, check out my post on HOW to read with babies.
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