Welcome once again to an exciting world of sharing.Today I am going to share on best book for baby.
So you have gotten over the hurdle of sleepless nights frequent diaper changes and adjusting schedules. Your baby is growing and you want to add a little library to continue to enhance the overall development of baby .By this time your infant is beginning to try to grab and hold things, so new toys and indeed books will need to be included so baby can spend the day having lots of interesting things to do with your supervision naturally.
Here are a few ideas on what type of book to choose, by this I mean the texture type of book. There are different types of books out there but not all are appropriate for baby .Cloth, board books ,vinyl and foam type books are
appropriate for baby at this age(three to nine months)
Card Board Type
You want books that are safe and can stand the test of time therefore small cardboard type of books are appropriate .This is not only practical but can be managed by baby who can try to turn the pages, bite and explore the different colors and textures available.
Cloth type books are also available and may need some help from care givers to use, indeed if they become wet can be dried but can be somewhat difficult for some to manipulate as they do not lie flat.
There is the vinyl type books which are great during bath time especially for those babies who are fussy during this time. It would be a great tool to create that relaxing environment that bath time is suppose to be. These books can also be wiped after use and allow to dry to avoid mildew.
Spiral binding books of any type whether board or cloth are great because baby can turn the pages easily and can be a visual and tactile stimulant as well.
These are also soft and rubber like at the same time. Suitable for small hands and also great for bath time. Since baby is still small, do not purchase the ones with loose pieces and even this is done to store for a later stage usage must be under supervision.
Illustrations at the stage image is every thing. look for books that have bright and bold images that are large and appropriate for what baby is familiar with for example dog, cat(animals) ball, vehicles, baby faces .It would best if one image is on the page rather than having lots of images at a time.
It would be best at first to use ‘one word on a page’ books because they are simple and they help the baby to develop vocabulary ahead of the speaking vocabulary phase. Books with rhymes can be used a little later within the three to nine month phase where baby is more into the listening stage and not so much understanding so sounds are important.
Books that enhances activity like the feeling of texture books allows exploring the different elements of the subject for example the bark of a tree and different shapes. This
would be a plus for both caregiver and baby. Peekaboo games are never boring during the alert phase of baby’s day and makes interaction added fun and enhances bonding time.
Always remember to use different tones when reading, one that reflects excitement. Read slowly and in a singing sort of way which helps make this a fun exercise.
Until next time do leave a comment below to say if this has been helpful to you or add suggestions as to how this can be more helpful. Perhaps there are other types of books you found to be helpful.