Let's Read, Baby! 10 Books You've Gotta Have in Your Baby's Library! by Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD

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10 months ago
Let's Read, Baby! 10 Books You've Gotta Have in Your Baby's Library!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents read aloud to children every day starting as early as birth. Reading teaches a baby:

  • how to communicate
  • introduces concepts such as numbers, letters, colors and shapes
  • builds listening, memory and vocabulary skills 
  • gives information about the world around them

Here are 10 books that should be on your baby's bookshelf!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? $6
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse and a soft yellow duck all parade across the pages of this delightful book.
Corduroy
Corduroy $7
This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You $5
"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom $5
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Baby Be Kind
Baby Be Kind $4.50
Even babies can be kind, and for the youngest of children, Jane Cowen-Fletcher’s endearing artwork makes the possibilities ever so appealing.
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama $12
In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama!
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon $7
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar $8
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?
Yummy Yucky
Yummy Yucky $6
Learning about opposites has never been more fun - or funny - than with this winning board book. Yummy!
Your First Word Will Be Dada
Your First Word Will Be Dada $5
Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.
Donna John
"Yummy Yuck" and "No No Yes Yes" (by the same author) were my grandson's favorite books. Great list, Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD !

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