7.21.2015

our favorite baby books.

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?
-xo-
Jillian
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19 comments

  1. We LOVE On the Night Your Were Born and Moo Baa La La La. A recent favorite is Little Blue Truck. The only thing is my little dude doesn't pay attention AT ALL. He's almost 10 months old and I read to him a ton, but he rarely sits and actually looks at the book with me. He'd rather be chewing them... I'm a huge reader though so I'm not giving up!

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  2. 10 books a day - that is very impressive!! One smart baby you got there! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. We love Goodnight Moon as well.

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  4. Goodnight Moon is such a classic! My friend is having a baby soon, I will definitely look up some of these :)

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  5. Great list! And I guess I need to step up my reading game - 10 books a day is impressive! We have Giraffes Can't Dance too! And we love the Caroline Jayne Church books - Ten Tiny Toes, I Love You Through and Through, etc.

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  6. i'll make sure to start collecting these :)

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  7. That everyone poops book. Seriously the most genius thing ever.

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  8. Goodnight Moon is a classic. My favorites were Harold and the Purple Crayon and We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

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  9. Love Goodnight Moon...and I wish they would have had the Chicago book when I was a baby!!! :)

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  10. Some great picks! Just added 100 first words to my cart!

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  11. Ha I love that your hubby reads her NPR! She's going to be such an informed little girl :)

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  12. 10 books in one day? Dang momma! Parker gets distracted after one :) so far her favorites are Where The Wild Things Are and anything Dr. Seuss:)

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  13. I love On the night you born!! Miller won't listen to it so I read it to Matthew now :) Moo baa la la la is one of my favorites. I love all her books!

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  14. Those little baby feet are just too dang cute :)

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  15. I have all the Sandra Boynton books memorized - we love Moo Baa La La La, but The Going to Bed Book was a favorite from about Violet's age onwards. It's cute, and I always used to read it to Hendrik as the last book before I put him down for a nap or for bed to signal "it's time to sleep!" We'll have to check out some of these others - we always liked anything that reads kind of like a song as he seemed to really get into the rhythm. Tumble Bumble is a good one for that, and Little Blue Truck too.

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  16. Aww...you guys are so sweet! xoxo

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  17. Something about baby books that I just love, they're so sweet!

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  18. Love her little feet in that pic! Ill have to save this post with all the good book recs!

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to add some of these to our collection.

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