One of C’s favorite things to do is “read.” Before she was one or so, she would enjoy looking at her books by herself, turning the pages. Now she loves to hear us read to her, and often asks me to read the same books over and over again. I once had to hide Where’s Spot? after reading it 20 times in a row (literally – I counted). These are some of her favorite books, but there are a LOT more that are equally as good. Stay tuned for part two (and possibly three?) later down the road.
2: Haiku Baby – I’m not a big poetry fan, but C adores this cute little book’s bright illustrations. Each page includes a haiku about a different season.
3: Olivia – I LOVE Olivia, and it didn’t take much convincing to get C on board too. She’s a sassy gal with a big personality and her own strong opinions. A good role model for a little girl, I think.
4: Llama Llama Misses Mama – Ironically C doesn’t like me to read this book to her, only Y. I love the Llama Llama books because the illustrations are adorable and they’re fun to read. My personal favorite is Llama Llama Red Pajama, but C doesn’t like that one (yet).
5: One Moose, Twenty Mice – We borrowed this book from C’s best baby friend, and C immediately only wanted to read this and Somewhere So Sleepy (#9 below). This book is great for identifying animals and C has a great time searching for the cat on each page. It’s kinda like Where’s Waldo for babies.
6: Baby Einstein’s First Alphabet – Our friend K gave us this book and C has loved it from day one. It’s a simple book with photos of various objects and animals, and has made teaching her different words much easier.
7: Winnie-the-Pooh’s Opposites – I actually have no idea why C loves this book so much. To Y and I, the drawings are kind of confusing and it’s hard to tell what’s happening. But she loves it! (Note: I can’t find this one on Amazon to link to it – we got our copy used)
9: Somewhere So Sleepy – Another book borrowed from C’s best baby friend and immediately ordered from Amazon so we could have our own copy! C calls this book “night night” and likes to flip to the end where she can pull a paper window shade up and down. This is a lift-the-flap book, which are usually a hit.
Stay tuned, more books will come later – we have quite a few favorites! And of course, I’d love to hear yours!