Friday, February 6, 2009

Baby Needs Books

Baby Needs Books

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton
Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Animal Crackers by Jane Dyer
My Colors/Mis Colores (& others)by Rebecca Emberly
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Is Your Mama a Lllama? by Deborah Guarino
Black ond White (& others) by Tana Hoban
Good Morning, Baby (& others) by Cheryl Willis Hudson
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? (& others) by Karen Katz
Pat-a-Cake by Tony Kenyon
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
Baby Faces (& others) by Margaret Miller
My Very First Mother Goose ed. by Iona Opie
Hush Little Baby by Brian Pinkney
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Baby Says by John Steptoe
I Love You, Little One by Nancy Tafuri
Touch & Feel (series) published by Dorling Kindersley (DK)
I Went Walking by Sue Williams

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These are GENERAL guidelines…

Babies develop at different rates during these very early months! You can use books from previous and later “reading levels.” Babies will enjoy books from all the categories. The important thing is to find books that you & your baby can enjoy together and not get frustrated!

0-3 months
Bold colors, geometric designs, mirrors, blocks, rattles, soft fabric books Nursery rhymes, soothing rhythms, lullabies Singing, talking while doing daily routines

3-6 months
Board books with bright pictures, touch & feel, photographs of babies Busy boxes, pop-up toys, things to reach for, music, Peek-a-boo, where is baby?

6-9 months
Mobility, more active – action rhymes, clapping games, fingerplays, babbling, beginning to understand words & inflections – repetitive rhymes & songs, homemade books using family photos & objects with personal meaning

9-12 months
Understanding simple commands, (“wave bye-bye”), social skills, first words, books that name objects, animal sounds, pictures of children, board books they can & try to turn pages, give baby a wooden spoon & pan and beat to the rhythm of favorite nursery rhymes

12-18 months
Beginning to walk and talk, “into everything”! Will not “sit still” for long periods… Short, simple stories, lift-the-flap, naming familiar objects (“my first word” books)– can point to objects on the page when asked. Books with actions and music

1 comment:

  1. yeah they need it so much. At home i teach my kids how to read using phonics. Try to make use of this Learn to read. Practical parents like me should be smart enough in teaching your kids.