Babies Books

We are loving our Farm books so much and still very much into Farm themed activities and crafts that I have decided with J we will continue having the farm books as his books this week so this week I’m sharing the 5 books that T adores and has since she started to pay an interest to books.

The first book is the first book we brought her – it’s a lift the flap peekaboo book for bedtime with soothing blue calm pictures of toys getting ready for bed and ending up snuggled in bed. Bedtime Peekaboo has real pictures in – for some reason she really prefers the real images to the cartoons or at least did when she first became interested in books.

Baby ABC is a really sturdy touchy feely board book. It was a firm favourite with J as a baby and he still loves having it read T adores it as well. When we get it off the shelves or J brings it over she gets really excited and climbs up to sit on our laps. Each page has some interaction as well as pictures rather than cartoons, the words are rhyming. What we are finding now is that J will sometimes use the letters from this book when we play I spy with him for objects.

We love the That’s not my books and That’s not my Lion is one of T’s favourites. I suspect due to the fact that I roar quite loudly with each Lion and she finds this hilarious. If you haven’t met these book they are great and once you have a couple because of a familiar mouse on each page and the same format to the books which really helps language development as repetition is the key.

The Gruffalo is a huge hit in our house and we recently picked up a collection of the My first Gruffalo books. T likes reading these with us and J will join in. Of them the Animal Actions is her favourite as J will often act out the animals and I try and make the animal sounds for her as well.

Our last book is one of the Ladybird Touch and feel book – The Little Kitten. We have read the Ladybird one but for her first birthday T received this one and she loves it. She will find it whether it is and bring it over and stroke and touch the different textures of the kittens throughout the book. It’s also got some great rhymes in it which again helps language development as well.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and now mum. She's passionate about supporting learning at school at home, bringing books alive, giving kids life skills and exploring the world around us sharing Creative, Family Friendly, Fun Ideas for the whole family on Rainy Day Mum