Your infant or toddler is more likely to attempt putting a book in his or her mouth rather than turning its pages. But this should not discourage you from making reading a part of your young one’s life, reasoning that it’s too soon to begin. Experts recommend that exposure to books in the first year is crucial to the intellectual and emotional development of your infant or toddler. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reported that reading to your infants and toddlers is one of the most impelling ways to nurture early literacy power.
Here are 5 great books suitable for your infants and toddlers to explore and learn about complicated feelings and emotions:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This book effectively manages to cover colors, counting, days of the week, healthy eating and so on which will be extremely informative for your infant or toddler. This book could well be considered one of the world’s most ideal picture books for ages 6 months to 3 years.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
This book by Lewis Carroll is a wonderfully imaginative children’s book about a really inquisitive young girl named Alice. Your infant or toddler will be thrilled to know about a strange world, a white rabbit, a Cheshire cat and a wicked Queen of Hearts. It is loved by readers of all ages alike.
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This is one of those rare books that your infant or toddler will be delighted to get acquainted with. An amazing illustrated bedtime story with its absolute ease of reading has made this book popular for generations. Advised for children of ages 6 months to 3 years.
- Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
This is a fantastic book to read with your infant or toddler. The book has a generous does of rhymes and repetition to create a multicultural book about something all different babies have in common: ten little fingers and ten little toes.
- Mother Goose Picture Puzzles by Will Hillenbrand
A compilation of 20 popular rhymes and puzzles on 40 pages, this Mother Goose book will be enjoyable to the whole family. Every rhyme is generously illustrated on a double-page spread, allowing your infant or toddler big close-ups of each of the beloved Mother Goose characters.