When E. was a baby I wanted to write a post about what books we are using every 6-12 months. I didn’t. I feel it as a pity so I got a second chance with Baby Sis. Here it comes. The books we’ve been using in L.’s first year.
What you’ll be reading about:
- cloth books
- educational board books
- touchy-feely books
- noisy books
- lift the flap books
- +1 extra surprise
We mainly “read” cloth books. Or while Baby Sis was lying awake she was looking at the black and white images, like in this one. I also pointed at the pictures and said what was seen (daddy, baby, heart etc.)
|E. as a baby, “reading”|
It’s not an advertisement but I love Usborne books. Baby books by Usborne are simple, have great contrast and the images are cute. The touchy-feely books are not only pleasure to look at but also exciting for little fingers to touch the varied surfaces. Even my 4,5-year old loves to paw them. Here are what we have:
|This is not the touchy and feely kind|
|Baby Sis is examining the fluffy bunny|
We on reading the books above and introduced some new ones:
Noisy books are number one (not so amusing for parents though after 15-20 minutes of quacking)
|Old MacDonald will be a Christmas present|
Lift the flap books are also fun to read with your little ones. My only problem is that they can get damaged easily as my kids try to peep under the flaps. Our favourites are the following:
|On this link you can PEEP inside|
And the extra surprise book with a hand puppet:
Great fun for little ones and they love holding the cover with the monkeys heads made out of plastic for them to feel!”
L. loves to put her little finger through the holes. Sometimes a sing the original version. Sometimes with the funny activities like jumping,, swinging, sliding etc.
I hope you could find some ideas about what to read with your little one. Feel free to share what books you’re reading with this age group.