There are so many children’s books out there but a few are worthy of actually buying.
If ever in doubt of which book to purchase ask yourself these questions… Is it fun? Will I enjoy reading it over and over again? Can my child benefit/learn something from this?
Tip: Borrow it from a library or friend/family and bring it home…see how you & your child reacts to it. It may take more than a few readings until he “gets it”. If he pushes the book away or looks away, then he’s not in the mood to read so do something else! Reading should never be forced.
My son is 17m old and has a good attention span from reading to him early on. Don’t be afraid to read lengthy children’s books. As long as they are fun and/or rhymes, with interesting illustrations then your baby/toddler will also enjoy it. Reading should be fun and engaging for both of you. Enthusiam rubs off from you to them.
My son already knows how to read words thanks to “Your baby can read” dvds, homemade flash cards, and us reading to him throughout the day.
Here is a list thus far of Ethan’s and I favorite toddler books to read.
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