As a new parent, reading books to your baby might be one of the best ways to bond. As your baby grows into a toddler and beyond, reading to your little one helps her development, including teaching language skills, word associations, and encouraging interaction. Some of the books that made the list are also designed for toddlers and preschoolers, too. We also explain how to choose the right type of book for your little one.
Happy reading! Which type of book is best depends on how old your little one is. The best kinds of books for babies offer simple stories with repetitive text and bright colors. When your baby is about one year old, simple stories that help develop daily routines, like a bedtime routine , can be a good choice. Seuss book on our list. Its story will better appeal to a 5-year-old preschooler who is learning to read but even the littlest baby will find its illustrations are fun.
Once your little one is a toddler, choose books that help her develop her vocabulary and engage her imagination with enchanting tales and interesting characters. Board books might be the best for babies and toddlers because they can stand up to even the most precocious fingers, and the pages are easier to turn for toddlers. You might want to wait with hardcovers with paper pages as your baby may be more inclined to rip the pages and put the corners in his mouth. Some board books come with soft covers, which are great as your baby will love the touch and feel of them!
From about four and six months, your baby will start to show more interest in books. Reading is power. As your baby grows, try to set aside some time each day for reading. As your baby grows into a toddler, encourage her to hold the book and turn the pages. Read when your toddler is in the mood, and let her choose which book she wants to hear.
Encourage her to name certain objects or characters in the illustrations, repeat phrases or rhymes from the book, or help finish sentences. Ask her questions about the story. Reading to your baby or toddler helps development and encourages literacy. These best-selling baby books have all been around for more than 50 years. Pampers Parents chose the following as their favorite books for babies, toddlers, and even older children. Why pick this one? Nearing the end of the story, he makes himself a cocoon, goes to sleep, and wakes up transformed into a butterfly.
That's why it is so important to make whatever limited time you can dedicate to reading as focused as possible. A blank line appears under each English caption, so parents and caregivers can write the word in their own language. Red Socks. My First Colors. Item Information Condition:. For years The Global Fund for Children has been bringing young readers ages board books and picture books that highlight the differences and the similarities of children everywhere — children who make the world a beautiful place.
This book is a wonderful way to instill a love for nature in your child and to teach about the life cycle of a caterpillar. Highlights: Available in hardcover, paperback, board book, audio CD, Kindle, and audiobook formats free with your Audible trial. Buy it NOW. Highlights: Available in hardcover, paperback, board book, audio CD, and Kindle formats.
Pampers Parents review: This book is great for little ones of different age ranges, from newborn to even a 6-year-old. Written by P. Eastman and edited by Dr. The bold lines, patterns and contrasting images in black and white books stand out and will help your new baby practice his focus. So, what does this mean? If you have a newborn in your house, ditch the pastels!
High contrast black and white books are the best books for your littlest babe , not to mention ideal for their developing brains and eyes. Hello, Bugs!
We love black and white books for babies and this one, with its small splash of glitter colored foil, is a winner! This introduction to ten bugs will delight your little ones!
Look, Look! Cut paper art depicts children running, fish swimming, cars racing and stars shining.
The book is sturdy for tiny hands and includes some contrasting splashes of red, making it a perfect first black and white book for babies! It was by far a family fave when my boys were infants. It features fourteen high contrast images, and it is a perfect visual for babies to watch and explore when they are doing that all important tummy time! Featuring black and white animals with pops of contrasting color, the images are visually stimulating and the text is simple. Not to mention, this mat has a hidden mirror for a peek-a-boo effect, along with a teether, squeaker, crinkle paper, and jiggle pull ring and 2 magnets for attaching to magnetic surfaces!
As you can see, there are many benefits to using high contrast books for babies along with all the other cool items that are now offered to parents.
Now it is up to you to choose some items for your baby. Add all of these items to your baby registry. Ultimately, it is up to you to be intentional about using them. So your baby can reap the advantages and thrive and develop by leaps and bounds. Make the most of your time with your baby by using what works. To be notified when new posts are made and receive the weekly newsletter, subscribe to This -N- That Parenting List.
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According to research , pastels are a waste of time, especially in the beginning. Preferably dark and light stripes. The movements of people and objects should be repetitious and slow and graceful. Use these items during the time you play and give attention to your baby. Eye Development: Bold black-and-white images stimulate the development of the optic nerves.
Enhances Their Tracking Abilities: Tracking is when your baby moves his eyes to follow an object. Extends Tummy Time: When parents place high contrast objects around the baby during tummy time, the child focuses on the objects for longer periods of time and stays content.