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. We also go over the color of the animals shown on the pictures, I like that the pictures are big and occupy both pages of the book as you flip through them. There is a page where you can see the teacher and the kids of all different races. My baby gets really engaged on that particular page as well I definitely recommend it as #1.
Reviews on website are also 5 starts and over 7,000 reviews at the time of 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 pocket $ friendly option and great content for babies and toddlers is First 100 words. This book 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, such as 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. Particularly when she sees a sippy cup she is starting to say the word water and points at it. We also go over the parts of the body as we see other babies on the pictures. You can find this book here!
3 – Little One, God Made You Special
My baby adores this book. Wonderful way to introduce God to a child, letting the child know their worth because of how god created her so special and i a unique way. The book is not too small not too big, light enough for her to hold with both hands. Also the art is beautiful along with the story wording. She was given this book on the day of her baptism when she was about 5 months. She started going through it at 8 months old and point at some of the animals with curiosity. It is also very affordable in price. Find it here!
4 – Peek-a-Flap Moo!
This book is amazing! mainly to the fact that has a lot of thick flaps on it. Really, I think the success of this one is that it has farm animals on it, which babies start finding interesting around toddler age.
Also, this book has a bunch of flaps that she can open and close. The pictures and colors and very cute and bright, so definitely catches my baby’s eye. We have been learning farm animal names as well as insects. 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, which makes it interesting for the baby to flip over and over.
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!