Monday, January 5, 2009

Reading to Babies

Now that Baby Storytime is starting again, here are some ideas for reading to your baby. One of the blogs I read, The Well-Read Child, had a great list of tips for reading to babies a while back. Here is the link so you can read it yourself. I agree that board books are great for little ones who who don't yet have down the art of turning pages. I especially like:

Clap Hands

Helen Oxenbury is a marvel - her books for babies are among the best. Several are board books. Check them out!

Here are some of my favorite titles for you to handle or when your child is past the rough-on-books stage.

My First Mother Goose

Rosemary Wells' large, bright illustrations are a perfect match for these simple nursery rhymes. The rhythm and rhyme make Mother Goose a great choice for reading aloud to babies.

Vegetable Garden

Douglas Florian is another author with easy picture books for young ones.

Tom and Pippo See the Moon

This is one of a series of books by Helen Oxenbury about Tom and his toy monkey Pippo.

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