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Best books to read to Baby

Reading to babies is a great way to bond and use auditory stimulation that paves the way for language education. The sound of your voice might help her get to sleep, new sounds might make her giggle, and colorful pictures will make her excited to see more! Here’s a list of a few classics and authors we recommend:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle: With lots of cool colors and textures, your little one will love getting to know the progression from caterpillar to butterfly.
  • Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak: Follow Max on his journey to meed the Wild Things of the jungle! The story encourages vivid imagination and exploration.
  • Dr. Seuss: You can’t go wrong with a little Hop on Pop! Dr. Seuss books introduce Baby to a whole new vernacular and plenty of cuckoo characters.
  • Love You Forever - Robert Munsch: Who can forget the timeless story of a boy and his mother’s relationship? This book teaches Baby about the importance of familial connections and unconditional love.
  • Curious George - Hans Augusto and Margret Rey: Follow George in his worldly travels to instill a lifelong love of learning.
  • Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown: Ahh, the perfect end to a perfect day. Help Baby wind down each night by saying goodnight to everything around her.
  • Shel Silverstein: With a huge collection of stories and poems, Shel Silverstein’s books, including Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, will make you and Baby grin from ear to ear.
  • I Want my Hat Back - Jon Klassen: The bear in this book sure is persistent! Join him in the search for his favorite hat.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams: Your little one might have a room filled with stuffed animals--help bring them to life with this classic tale.
  • Corduroy - Don Freeman: Babies love bears, so long as they’re the cute kind! Corduroy is the tale of a teddy bear’s journey around a closed department store, and is sure to steal the attention of any little lad or lassie.
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