August 11, 2015

10 Favorite Baby Board Books

Reading is one of the best things you can do for your little one.  It not only helps with brain development and will ultimately be the early steps to teaching your baby to read, but it also provides fun for playtime, transitions to nap times and wind down for bed time.  My favorite part about reading to baby?  I get to just sit and rock and snuggle as long as the books don't run out.  What you read makes no difference really.  Keep the books short and colorful with only a small amount of text on each page.  And makes sure its something that doesn't make you want to stab yourself in the eye.  There are some very lousy kids books out there.  Below are some of our all time favorites.  You really don't need more than 10 or so at first because up until about 3 years old your kiddos will want you to read the same book over and over and over.  Brianna's favorite book was Goodnight Moon.  We would return our copy to the library each week and she would check out another copy.  And we owned a copy at home.  We read it every day at nap and bedtime.  At least 3 or 4 times through.   Use your library when you are ready to expand the selection and if you are going to make a purchase check out Amazon and eBay for used books.  They will serve you a fortune!

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