Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Great Books for Babies [0 to 12 months]

Reading to babies is important - it provides cuddle time with caregivers, helps expose baby to new vocabulary and maybe, just maybe, encourages them to sit still for a few minutes. (But maybe that's just wishful thinking)

Good Books for babies have engaging pictures, fun stories and are quick enough to pass the wiggle test.  Great books for babies are all of the above, and make the parents laugh.

Check out my favorite five books for babies 0 - 12 months below:

[01] The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee
A satirical (and hilarious) look at the similarities between the new baby and the workplace boss.  Hilarious situations, clever pictures, and short enough to pass the wiggle test.

[02] Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker - Rees
A wise cricket reminds Gerald to be brave and embrace his unique style.  Elegant rhymes, colorful pictures and a great lesson for kids of all ages.

[03] Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
Penguin learns that the love of friendship can survive any distance.  Part of the "Penguin" series.  A bit longer with a heartwarming twist and endearing characters.

[04] Hush Little Monster by Denis Markell
Find out what Papa Monster sings to his fuzzy green headed son as he prepares for bed.  A parody of the classic "Hush Little Baby".

[05] This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
When fish steals a hat, he gets more than he bargained for.  A clever book parents will enjoy reading 80 times in a row.

Note: All book cover images courtesy of Goodreads.com

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