28 Oct 2011

Family Life :: For the Love of Reading - Little People Books (0-2yrs)

So i thought i'd share with you Lucas' favourite books.
He's 8 mths old and it is intriguing to me that he likes some books and doesn't pay attention to others...

#1) Horns to Toes by Sandra Boynton












Love this author! These board books are stories which rhyme and are just super fun. This one teaches body parts and gives lots of opportunities to count toes or tickle your little guy as you read. We also love her Going to Bed Book, Hey Wake Up, and Moo Ba La La La (Android Version - super fun + interactive!)


#2) Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
















We LOVE this book. It has fun rhyming words and thick board book style textured tails of all different types of animals. We got this one as a shower gift and love having it in our book collection!

#3) Animal Hide and Seek by Steven Cartwright










This is a great one for kids in the 'peek-a-boo' stage. It has farm animals 'hiding' and together you can find them. It also has fuzzy sheep and other animals to pet! Lucas' face lights up when i open a flap and find an animal :)

#4) Sam the Dog by Parragon Publishing














I found this XL board book at a used store and love it! It's simple but fun and who doesn't love a puppy dog. Lucas seems to like it and it gives character to our book basket, because it's huge!

#5) DK Touch and Feel Jungle Animals by DK Publishing















We have this and the DK Scratch and Sniff Garden and like how you can pet the animals and smell the flowers... we got them both used, but they are still in good shape. It's fun how these 2 books also engage the senses of your little one!

What books do you read to your toddler?

P.S. some friends recently told me about bookdepository.com they have free worldwide shipping! Yeah for being able to order English books for kids (and for me) and get them shipped to our home in Poland for free!!!

2 comments:

Grant said...

Hi Kristas. Thanks for highlighting these books and I shall track a couple of them down.
The easier and the quicker little ones start to read, and enjoy their reading, the more they will learn. I'm busy trying to work out the next stage (2-4yrs) and when you get there you may like to read the following forum on netmums as it's helping me understand:

http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/general-coffeehouse-chat-514/news-current-affairs-topical-discussion-12/638136-reading-check-six-year-olds-rolled-out.html

All best fun times arrive through greater understanding whether you are a young toddler or adult.

All best. Have ever more fun.

Grant

Grant said...

Hi Kristas. Thanks for highlighting these books and I shall track a couple of them down.
The easier and the quicker little ones start to read, and enjoy their reading, the more they will learn. I'm busy trying to work out the next stage (2-4yrs) and when you get there you may like to read the following forum on netmums as it's helping me understand:

http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/general-coffeehouse-chat-514/news-current-affairs-topical-discussion-12/638136-reading-check-six-year-olds-rolled-out.html

All best fun times arrive through greater understanding whether you are a young toddler or adult.

All best. Have ever more fun.

Grant