Why did I choose these books?
These books follow the 5 rules for choosing an appropriate book for infants. Also, they are tested and approved by my rambunctious son!
Now, between 10 and 18 months, is the time to start adding books to your library with educational value. Choose books that introduce body parts, letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and common animals. Around 15 months old, your child will become engrossed in learning about these topics. You’ll notice him or her sorting items by shape and color without your prompting. She’ll point to letter and start mumbling what sounds like the alphabet. Books that reinforce these concepts will become instant hits with your little one!
Choose books that focus on these concepts:
Common animals and their sounds:
Say Moo! By Sharon Streger
Days of the week, numbers, colors, food, and cause and effect relationships:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
Letters, numbers, colors, and shapes while working on fine motor skills:
Busy Bunny’s ABC 123 By My Toys
Site words, beginning letter of simple words.
Learning to trace, identify, and say capital and lowercase letters:
A is for Apple By Georgie Birkett
Any book from the Bright Baby series will be great because they have photos of object in real life instead of abstract drawings! Here are some great options:
Sight words AND repetitive/rhyming sounds:
Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss
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