Research shows that it’s never too early to begin reading with your baby (even when they’re in the womb)! Not only does it create a special bonding time between you and your child, but exposing your voice to your baby can be very soothing. Sure, they can’t understand WHAT you’re saying, but they will be picking up the rhythms, tones and inflections in your voice, and you’ll be preparing them for a lifetime of reading enjoyment (and a larger vocabulary, according to some studies). With that said, let’s get reading! Here are some of our favorite books for baby:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Everyone knows this classic tale of one particularly ravenous caterpillar who embarks on a beautiful transformation.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
A classic “lift the flap” book that children have been enjoying for over 30 years!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The quintessential winter tale and every child’s dream to head outdoors in the snow to make a snowman and have an adventure. Perfect for this time of year, of course!
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Perhaps this book should be at the top? When you think of “touch and feel” classics (and looking in a mirror, too!), Pat the Bunny is at the top of the list.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Your baby will love the melodic, “sing-songy” passages in this sweet tale (and it’s one you might find yourself repeating to yourself when you least expect it)!