I guess the topic of best baby books never comes up until you have your first baby, right?
And then it’s ON like Donkey Kong.
Especially when it’s your first-born.
Becoming A First Time Narrator
Suddenly, the idea of reading aloud in the calmest, yet silliest voice we can
We were a little late to the party when it came to reading books to our baby. Instead, we waved some black & white flash cards in front of our baby son. Every time he smiled at the black & white jellyfish, we were convinced he would be some sort of oceanographer!
Studies Have Shown
Of course, numerous studies have been done regarding the benefits of reading to your baby. Even if you don’t care about brain development, you have to agree that having some QT with your new munchkin and a story is pretty cool.
We thought we would compile a top 10 hits for our best baby books. Some will make you laugh and some will make you cry. Some will maybe even take you back to the time when your Mom or Dad read to you. (Just click any of the book images to take you to
#1 Giraffes Can’t Dance
Kids enjoy the idea of animals dancing, especially when you can’t help yourself but read it as if you’re rapping. The book is filled with vibrant colors so it commands attention from your little one from start to finish. Check out a sneak preview of the book here.
#2 Goodnight Moon
#3 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
While we’re on the topic of reminiscing, my personal favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. What can I say? Any book that allowed me to get involved and look a little different than most is a winner in my eyes.
#4 Press Here
Our children have loved this book so much that we’ve almost worn holes through it because of the interaction required. Babies and kids alike are mesmerized by the ‘cause and effect’ style throughout.
#5 Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker is a best-selling
#6 Dear Zoo
Probably the most frequently read book in our household between the ages of 0-4. Again, child interaction and getting to flip cards over to do the big reveal was always a hit. Dear Zoo has to be one of the best baby books ever written.
#7 Brown Bear
This book is great for vocal kids with great memories. With Eric Carle’s signature illustration, As Brown Bear unfolds through all the favorite animals there are until its end. Don’t be surprised if your child starts to speak some words while reading this after a while.
#8 Little Pea
Pout Pout Fish
This is another sing-along book. For some reason, parents tend to whip out a variety of voices they never knew they had and kids find the narrative hilarious. It's also nice to see all the different shapes and sizes of ocean animals.
#10 Are you My Mother?
Here's a video link to enjoy a preview of the book.
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