10 Best Baby Books to Start Your Child’s Library

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Experts agree you should read to your child as early as possible to help their brains develop.  When reading to your newborn, they begin to make out the patterns on the page and respond to the rhythm of the words. Most importantly, it prepares them to read on their own. 

Start your baby’s library before they are born so that you can begin reading to them right away. Asking guests you’ve invited to your baby shower  to bring a baby book instead of a card is a quick and simple way to start your collection. Whether you ask for books or buy them yourself, make sure to have these 10 tried and true baby books on your list:

My Very Own Name by Maia Haag
What could be more precious than a personalized baby book featuring different animals delivering each letter of your baby’s name. Your book will also include your child’s birth date and a letter from the co-creators. You even have the option of uploading your baby’s picture!
 In this heartwarming book, Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad, Big Nutbrown Hare, attempt to measure their love for eachother. As a parent, you know that this is an impossible feat, but both you and your baby will love to watch them try!
Let this little bunny lull your baby to sleep as it says goodnight to each and every thing in it’s big, green room. This is the perfect bedtime story, with a soothing rhythm and pacifying illustrations made to help you and your baby wind down.
 This enchanting book celebrates the beautiful moment your baby came into this world. Hearing how special they are will never get old and they will love this book just as much when they’re able to read it on their own!
Join a group of silly animals as they prepare for bed in this classic bedtime story. This book is a great way to end the day, as both you and baby will go to bed with a smile on your face. When they’re a little older, you can even use it during your bedtime routine!
Real animals and painted scenes are combined to illustrate Mother Goose favorites in this fun collection. Both you and your baby will love the cute pictures while introducing your little one to classic Mother Goose tales.

You won’t find any words in this black and white book; only shapes! Show your baby the pictures and tell them what they are, to give them a jumpstart on identifying everyday objects. This book is a great, simple way to teach while you entertain.
No baby book list would be complete without this uplifting tale. Your baby will remember the phrase “I think I can” for years to come after cheering on the little blue train. It’s a fun read that is sure to delight your child!
Your baby will love watching the very hungry caterpillar eat the pages of the book in this beautifully illustrated story. Get the board book version so that their little hands can flip the pages when they’re ready to read it all by themselves.
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Don’t forget that while reading to your baby is beneficial to their development, it’s also one of the best ways to bond. Your child will cherish the memories of nightly bedtime stories for the rest of their lives, and so will you!

By: Alecia Stanton

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