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My Top Four Favorite Board Books for Babies

My baby loves it when you read to him.  He stops what he is doing and wants to touch/grab the book and put it in his mouth.  I love to read to him because it helps build his vocabulary.  He just turned one on May 19th, and right now, he is starting to understand more and more.  I can see in his eyes that he is preparing to begin to say more words.   So here I have a list of four board books that I would recommend for you to get for your baby.  The reason I chose board books is that they are more durable.  So without further due, here is my list. 

-With love, Amanda

You Must Never Touch a Dinosaur by Rosie Greening

If your baby loves to ignore the rules, and do the opposite of everything you say, then this is the book for them. Each book page has a silly rhyme to them. My husband loves to sing the words instead of reading them out loud. Our baby loves it, and he can’t keep his little fingers off the silicone touch-and-feel features on the pages. Here is a link of Shane reading to Jason:

This is Baby by Jimmy Fallon

I didn’t know Jimmy Fallon was an author of a children’s book until I saw this book and was surprised to see his name attached to it. He wrote this book during quarantine last year. I love the illustration done by Miguel Ordóñez; his artwork makes every page feel cheery and bright. My baby loves to point at the pages as I read out loud the names of the body parts that make up the baby.

Sloth and Smell the Roses by Sabrina Moyle

This fun and simple guide to mindfulness have many teachable moments for your baby and great reminders for yourself. The pages are beautiful and bright. This book keeps my baby’s attention. You will want to pick up this book every time to see their big beautiful eyes sparkle and light up.

My First Bible Stories by Rachel Moss

I’ve been reading this book to Jason ever since I came home with him from the hospital. He will never remember me doing this, but I still love to read it to him. Making eye contact and reading to your baby are the most beneficial things you can do for their development. I’m a believer, so teaching my baby about the stories from the bible in a friendly and straightforward language helps them comprehend the Christian faith and makes it simple for me to understand it too. I feel like I’ve learned a couple of things by reading this book as well. This book makes an excellent gift for your baby or for a baby you know.