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Read a new book

This week we are making a special effort to pull some different books off the shelf for baby. Reading a new book with different pictures is the perfect way to have more fun throughout the day. My little guy loves books right now, but I tend to grab just a few of the same books every time we sit down to read. So, this week why don’t you try to read some different stories. Switch it up!

Here’s why we’re doing it

There are a number of proven facts as to why reading with your kiddos is important. Things like ya know communicating and stuff. But let’s face it, books are just fun. I loved to read as a kid. I remember how much fun I had going to the city library and picking out stacks of books to bring home. My mom’s office was in the same building as the library so I got to spend a lot of time there. I still have a great love for visiting libraries. One summer after college, I went to the library so much the librarian actually told me “Don’t you have anything better to do?” What?! A young 20-something who spends her free time reading books on the beach by the lake?! What’s better than that?

So you see, reading is definitely a lifelong sport. And while it might not be for everyone it’s probably a good idea to show your kids that reading is FUN!

Tips for making reading a fun activity
  1. Be flexible. Let the little one wiggle and move. Let them turn the pages back and forth. When kids are super young, while the actual plot of the story is important, a lot of the fun and learning comes from pictures and turning the pages.
  2. Don’t just focus on the words. Focus on the illustrations, too. Point to the pictures and explain what is going on.funbookpin2
  3. Create a reading space. We have a reading corner in our little guys room. When we sit down there he reaches for books on the shelf right away. The only distraction for him there is more books. I would say that’s a pretty good distraction, if you are going to get distracted from reading. Here are some tips for how to create your own reading corner.
  4. Get silly. Use your imagination. Use funny voices. Be theatrical. If babies can’t watch TV (hehe) then be their entertainment. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to judge you for being a little silly or weird. They don’t know any better yet.
  5. Pick fun books. If you’re out of fun book ideas I have included a graphic (to the right) and some links below to some popular and, in my opinion, fun books to read with your little one (I have been informed that if you have an ad blocker the links below won’t show up!).

How are you mixing up your kids’ reading game?

What books are you guys reading right now? Our little guy is 9 months old, so we picked books for that age range. What are some good choices for older kiddos? I would love to hear your lists!

26 thoughts on “10 Fun Books For Babies

  1. Shann eva

    I love reading to my boys. Hungry caterpillar and little blue truck ate two of their favorites. I’ve been wanting to read Stellaluna, so I’m glad you mentioned it.

  2. Debby

    My children are grown but I am a Pediatric Surgeon and I keep a rotating selection of books in my office to keep the kids entertained. They really love looking at new books so I keep up with new kids books still!

  3. J. Ivy Boyter

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of our favorites when my daughter was younger … she learned some sign language for it too.
    Can’t wait to read it to my son 🙂

  4. Georgiana

    A librarian actually SAID that to you? LOL….oy. I would live amongst the books if I could. I’m constantly trying to find new ways to keep our youngest engaged in reading, and the same with our oldest. But our middle child…I can’t pry the books out of her hands!
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  5. Francesca

    We love story time! We have story time every night! It’s made my kids love to read. So many awesome books on this list! We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Chicka Chicka boom boom! I’ll have to check out these other ones too!

  6. Samantha

    My littles love the 1,2,3 Peas series. It is how my 3 year old learned her numbers. They are vivid in color and a lot of fun. There is a lady bg hidden on every page spread.

  7. Jen

    I already have the First 100 Words book. I would love to have more books for her bedtime stories. Thanks for the list.

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  9. Nichole Snellgrove

    My son is really into reading right now, he is 3 and loves to read books right before bedtime! I love it when he tries to read the books back to me, it is the cutest ever. Great picks for first books.

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