There is a ton of baby books out there, which one to choose? These have been the most successful with my baby and I can attest to other peoples positive reviews!
There are numerous reasons on why reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for their brain development. Among the most important ones is actually speech. Reading to them also encourages a large vocabulary of words and knowing how to use them.
It’s well known that kids who hear a lot of language do better in school therefore being read to is one of the best ways to hear language. Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading.
Here are my top 5 favorites that my now toddler can't stop asking me to read with her!
1 – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
This book is not only cheap, which you can find on Amazon for $5.67! But it keeps babies engage for a good span of time. My baby keeps going over and over to grab that book and stares at me to make the animal sounds lol. I definitely recommend it as #1. Reviews on website are also 5 starts and over 7,000 reviews at the time writing this post. As a matter of fact, I have recently purchased more books from this author to my one year old. We’ll see how it goes!
2 – My next recommendation is First 100 words book.
Another great economic option and great content for babies and toddlers. This also keeps my baby super engaged looking at the real life pictures on it. Me and my baby will go through the pictures that she is the most familiar with, objects here at home. Although she can’t talk yet, she is now being able to point at the real life object and compare against the picture. Find this book here!
3 – Little One, God Made You Special
My baby adores this book, maybe it has to do with the size of it, not too small not too big. Also the art is beautiful along with the words. She was given this book on the day of her baptism and can’t tell what is it about this book that she engages so much but it is also very affordable in price. Find it here!
4 – Peek-a-Flap Moo!
This book is amazing! due to the fact that has a lot of thick flaps in it. Really, I think the success of this one that it has farm animals on it, which babies start finding interesting by a certain age. Also, that has a bunch of flaps in it she can open and close. I bought this particular one at Costco so price was amazing. Click here to buy it at Amazon!
5 – My little book of Animals
Another animal book! this one though, has a very nice high quality pictures of real life animals. I think the success of this book with my baby since she was like 7 months, is that it is easier to turn the cardboard pages back and forward. Pages are overlapped with one another and separated by colors.
When she first started looking at books, she would get frustrated because she couldn’t turn the page and gave up. This book enables babies to grasp that concept of turning one page at a time. Check it out here!
I hope this article helps some of you trying to find the best first books that will make a difference in the development of your baby’s brain. Leave me a comment below and feel free to share what books is your little one enjoying right now!