Since my 19-month-old is just starting to get into books (She's very much a go-er, not a reader), I thought I would post two of her favorites for a change. Honestly, I don't like these books as much as others, but reading with your kids is not about what you like but what they like and are attracted to. I prefer books with stories, and these have none, but we read them all of the time.
They are both Priddy books. Megan received them from a good friend for her birthday when she turned one. The first is Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers (Bright Baby)
This book has a theme on each page. The first is ABCs, then there is everyday objects, opposites, things we do each day, places we go, counting, shapes and colors. Like all Priddy books, these have simple photographs set in brigthly colored solid backgrounds, with each image in its own square on the page. She is a slow talker (Natalie was too) and I think she likes this book particularly because a few of the words she does say are in it, and she enjoys pointing and saying "ball" and "woof woof."
The second is Organic Baby Animals (they do not carry it on Amazon)This is a similar theme but all about animals. It cracks me up that she always shuts the book when we get to the last page, which is "insects and bugs." She apparently already doesn't like the creepy crawlies!
One thing I will say about these books is that they are HUGE and HEAVY. If you have a baby with a strong sense of large motor movements, like my Megan, you will get bruised when they throw them (literally) at your head. That said, I love that these books have sparked at least an interest, if not a love, in reading for my youngest. Hopefully if I read them (over and over and over and over) she will eventually become a reader. I just have to get her to slow down long enough!
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