This weekend I started reading my first non-baby book since before Vi was born. It was really nice to read something longer than ten pages, and that didn't rhyme :) I try to read at least ten books to Vi everyday and her dad reads various NPR articles to give her exposure to different words -- and so she knows what's going on in the world :) Our favorite baby books are enjoyable for us to read aloud and they hold Violet's attention (which is obviously very important). Here are our ten favorites:
1. Goodnight Moon. I'm not surprised this book is so popular. It's easy to read and the perfect addition to a nighttime routine before bed.
2. On the Night You Were Born. I loveee this book. It's so sweet and I'm sure we'll continue to read this to her when she gets older.
3. Giraffe's Can't Dance. This book shares an important message for kids: being different is okay. The illustrations are really beautiful too.
4. First 100 Words. This is a great educational book to introduce your baby to a variety of different words. I usually make up a story using the words, and pointing out the pictures as I read.
5. Moo Ba La La La - A silly little book with lots of animal sounds.
6. Jellycat Farm Tails. - This was one of the first books we bought Violet. I love the soft pages, crinkly pages, and fun, interactive animal tails.
7. Where is My Belly Button. Another favorite Jellycat soft book with peek-a-boo activities for the baby and reader.
8. 123 Chicago. This book counts to ten using Chicago's famous landmarks and symbols. It's a fun way to introduce Vi to deep dish pizza + my favorite lions at the Art Institute.
9. 10 Little Sock Monkeys. This book reads like a song and it's easy to dance to.
10. Everyone Poops. I received this book as a gag gift from a friend years ago. I read it to Violet pretty early on and she loved staring at the bright colors and shapes. If I get sick of talking about poop I just point out the different animals and colors. I think this book will come in handy in the future when we start potty training.
What are your favorite baby books?