I have been surprised by some of the books my baby is obsessed with. In addition to the typical baby picks (high contrast, bold illustrations, simple and repetitive text), she loves books with long, rhythmic text. She can take or leave the illustrations. When she was fussy in the grocery store yesterday, I recited “The Raven” for her and she was captivated.
So here are some of her favorites to try with your little one. She has gone through a few phases where she is not interested in paying attention to books, so if they don’t work for you right now, try again in a week. I have also found that with my squirmy daughter, she pays more attention right now if she is lying in her pack and play with toys to cuddle while I read to her storytime-style. So if your baby won’t sit still for a book in your lap, try her/him in other locations.
Share what works (worked) best for your little one in the comments!
WOW SAID THE OWL by Tim Hopwood
LITTLE CLOUD by Eric Carle
DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS by Byron Barton
HAND, HAND, FINGERS, THUMB by AL Perkins
I KISSED THE BABY by Mary Murphy
MOO, BAA, LA LA LA by Sandra Boynton
SECRET SEAHORSE by Stella Blackstone
GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE by Giles Andreae
HURRY! HURRY! by Eve Bunting
LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA by Anna Dewdney