I get requests all the time asking for the best baby books. Those requests often come from new moms who are conscientious and want to do everything right. New grandparents also make those requests. It’s been some time since they had to pick out books for little kids. Those kids are now parents and grandparents cannot help themselves with wanting only the best for their adorable new grandkids.
In Bring a Book Baby Shower, I spoke of a new, well maybe not-so-new trend of requests for children’s books as baby shower gifts. People clearly see the value of exposing little ones to wholesome books.
My response to the “what are the best baby books” is that each child is different and unique. The best book for your baby is that book that causes your baby to light up when you read it to him or her. A book that he or she loves to have read to a million times. That been said, there are some children’s books that really stand out and worthy of being included in the dossier of best books for babies. Here they are:
2. Baby Beluga: Is another time less children’s book classic by Raffi. Soothing song and rhyme for little ones.
4. Pat the Bunny: A pioneer touch and feel book for babies and toddlers. A perennial favorite.
5. Peek-a-Baby: by Karen Katz is lovely lift a flap companion to Where is Baby’s Belly Button?
Babies and toddlers also enjoy interacting with cloth books. I love them because they can survive the drools and spit ups. Toss a fabric book in the washer and you have a clean book ready for use again.
Bath books are also well enjoyed particularly at bath time.
So maybe nothing on the list appeals to you, it was not meant to be exhaustive. There are a lot of other delightful books for babies available on SlimyBookworm.com that will help new parents foster the love for reading from infancy onwards.