I don’t know about you, but around here we read ALL the time. Not just me reading my eBooks or magazines and such. But Hailey loves books already (Especially now that she’s getting a little more of an attention span).
I do have to insist on board books still. She likes to be involved and turn the pages which can get rough at times. It also makes it easier for when she is looking at them on her own. We’ve tried a couple of books with tabs and stuff to lift up but my little monkey is still a little too overzealous with them.
I cringe every time a book gets beat up…I guess it goes back to when I was a little kid and it was ingrained in our brains that bending and tearing up books was a mortal sin or something.
Onward to our current list of faves:
1) Noodle Loves the Beach
This is a simple, one-line per page book with cute illustrations of a panda bear and his mom at the beach. This book actually does have some interactivity to it, but it’s definitely made for the age… it can withstand Hailey (and that is sayin’ a lot).
2) Little Blue Truck
Beep, Beep, beep! Love this book…we actually bought it as a special from B&N a while back. A really sweet book that’s a bit longer than your normal board book but it still keeps their attention. Hailey started out liking it because of the animal sounds and now every time she sees a truck she says “beep, beep, beep”.
3) Llama Llama Nighty Night
Follows Llama as he goes through everything he does to go to bed. It’s great because it helps with a nighttime routine and she can go along with llama. It has a nice rhyme and cute pictures.
4) Tumble Bumble
We actually just bought this book a couple days ago and it’s already a favorite! It’s the story of a little bug as a goes for a walk and meets all kinds of new friends. Soooo cute! Love the nonsense rhyming and adorable illustration.
5) We technically have so many books it’d probably take me days to list them all, but some of other standards are Sandra Boynton books and Dr. Seuss (who doesn’t love those?).
Of course we HAVE to have an e book included. Our ALL TIME favorite is Nighty Night. This was the first eBook I bought for Hailey (and it was before the child even knew what a book was). I love it because she can now help to turn all the lights out for the animals so they can go to bed. They just got a couple add-ons where you can get even more animals. It was well worth the price!