1. My First Book of I See You
by: Eric Carle
There's not a baby out there who doesn't love seeing their reflection, so this book is captivating in that while they get read to, they see themselves in different frames/themes. (I will be highlighting this one on my Instagram next week; it's super cute!)
2. Goodnight Moon
by: Margaret Wise Brown
This bedtime classic is the perfect example of how to wind baby down at the end of the day. You systematically move through the room of the little bunny, saying good night to everything before finally falling asleep.
3. Dear Zoo
by: Rod Campbell
Your baby will be delighted as they meet different zoo animals hiding underneath each flap (a cage or a box) throughout this cute story! Very engaging for little hands as they pull or tug the flap back to see what animal comes next.
4. Pat the Bunny
by: Dorothy Kunhardt
This book is particularly engaging and fun for little hands as various textures (soft, furry, rough, etc.) are explored through various objects. There's even a page that smells good, so you can "smell the flowers." It's SUCH a cute little book, & my little 1-year-old knows what to do on each page on her own now; it's perfect for her!
5. Little Sea Turtle or Panda (or any finger puppet books)
made by: Chronicle Books
Your babe will learn about different animals, their habitats and behaviors with these cute books. I really like that you can stick your finger into the animal's head and it serves as a little puppet through each page of the book. It's also nice that you probably won't lose this finger puppet as easily as a loose one. ;)
Hi, I'm Katie! I'm 33 years old, love the outdoors, reading books & being a mama! And I also enjoy literacy research for my podcast.