Reading is a wonderful way to bond with your baby, and it also helps lay the groundwork for language acquisition. Here are some of our favorite books for baby.
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This precious book is one of my favorite gifts to buy for new moms. The illustrations and message are so sweet. I picked this one up for Lucy when she was first born, and both my children enjoy having this book read to them.
These books were meant for the curious baby. They are bright, engaging for little eyes, rip-proof, chew-proof, and non-toxic. Plus, they are easy to stash in a diaper bag.
This sweet little book has flaps that make lots of fun noise and is great for sensory exploration and working on fine-motor skills. I have a picture of Levi “reading” this book at three months old in his car seat. It also includes great suggestions for how to enhance the book for older babies.
Oh my goodness, Lucy adores these. We started off with the Opposites!, then got the Colors! and Numbers! for her birthday. The Pigs of Pennywell Farm are the star of these simple books that help baby learn simple concepts and vocabulary.
Our children loved touch and feel books. They are great for sensory development and engaging little minds. These books by DK were some of our favorites. Our kids also liked their farm and tractor books.
On a whim, I picked up Jane Foster’s ABC and 123 books, and my kids love them. They have bright, vibrant, clear images and are a lot of fun to read! Every little one should have an alphabet and counting book, and these are great.
Lift the flap books are especially fun because they add an element of surprise. This one explores a world of little critters and the noises they make. It’s one of Lucy’s favorites!
See more of our recommendations on our children’s books page.