Books are a huge hit around here these days, in fact, we have two overflowing baskets full of them in the nursery that we’re constantly digging through. When Emie got a little older, we moved all her books to a couple of rope baskets on the floor instead of shelves on the wall we had previously. I love that this puts the books at her level and makes it so she’s able to reach for them as often as she wants. We sit and read through multiple books every day and already she’s developed quite a few favorites. You know it’s a favorite when at the end she says “Again, Mama!”.
Here’s the 10 books we reach for most often:
First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
A big book full of colorful pictures of everyday objects in a baby’s world. We easily spend 30 minutes going page by page pointing out things she recognizes. Helps build vocabulary too!
In my Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek
I love the premise behind this book; walking through many different feelings and emotions your child may experience at some point. The book does a great job at explaining what each feeling feels like in an approachable way.
Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet
A fun interactive book about mermaids and underwater friends with pull tabs and touchy-feely features on every page. We liked it so much, we bought two!
Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet
An imaginative book about mixing colors without the mess!
My First Baby Animals Book by DK Publishing
This tabbed board book is great for in the car. The pages are FULL of cute little baby animals and animal families of all types. There’s so much to look at, I can usually get where I’m going without a peep if she’s “reading” this one. We love it so much, I just ordered this one and this one.
My Big Day Busy Book by Curious Columbus
This interactive soft book is full of great activities to keep your child busy while helping to develop their fine motor skills. Activities include: brushing teeth, tying shoelaces, getting dressed, color matching, buttoning, buckling, and zipping.
The Nose Book by Al Perkins
We have the mini version of this book (great to carry around in the diaper bag) and since we’re right in the thick of learning all about body parts these days, she’s very intrigued by all the different types of noses you encounter throughout the story! They even have a foot book, eye book, and ear book too!