Parents should start reading to their children right away (My teenager started reading to my youngest while he was still in the womb!). Within just a few months of age, an infant can focus on the bold and vivid illustrations in board books. Thankfully, these books are the right size for small hands and made to endure the handling and teething of our young ‘readers’.
There is an abundance of board books to choose from. Too many for me to list here. But if you’re in the market to buy some board books, I’ve chosen a list of some high quality board books for you to choose from.
Good Night Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown
Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown
Where’s Spot – Eric Hill
Goodnight Gorilla – Peggy Rathman
Little Pookie – Sandra Boynton
What’s Wrong Little Pookie? - Sandra Boynton
But Not The Hippopotamus – Sandra Boynton (Okay…let me save some room here…EVERY Board Book by Sandra Boynton)
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed – Eileen Christelow
Dr. Seuss’ ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book – Dr. Seuss * In my opinion this is the best alphabet book in board book form that I have seen. It’s also the only ‘down-sized’ version of a book that I would recommend. By ‘down-sized’, I mean that there are books that have been adapted to fit a board book size and does NOT contain all of the original book content. So be careful to READ any board book you choose before purchasing it…as it may not be all that you thought it was.
This is just a small sampling of many that are out there...but these would be by top picks to start a library for a baby or toddler. Happy Reading!!
For further lists, check out this site! http://www.teachersfirst.com/100books.cfm