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Before having our daughter, my husband and I would always take some time out to read a few chapters of one of our favorite books throughout the week. It was never really a daily thing, but now that we have our daughter it’s something that we make a point to do every single day.
We find down time like before putting baby down for a nap or bedtime and even right after lunch is a good time to read a story to your little one.
My husband and I have found valuable research that states that children don’t actually learn language from watching television.
In fact, they actually learn by watching the way that our mouth‘s move when we speak to one another which also teaches babies the dynamic of conversation.
So, what better way to teach language to a baby than to read a funny rhyming story.
In order for our daughter to have the strong vocabulary that we desire her to have, we have been dedicated ourselves to reading to her as many stories as possible as well as, as frequently as possible through out the day.
Yes, growing her vocabulary is very important but it also matters a great deal that she will have the ability to communicate and express herself effectively. Children have forms of anxiety and frustrations just as us adults do. A great way to help that is the right tools to better communication.
By the time our daughter was a few months old we were tired of reading the same stories. That’s when we realized it was time to pick up some fresh new stories. Just as cool sensory ideas excite me so does cheap gently used books!!
I found a wonderful resale shop to buy cheap gently used books as well as used Amazon.com. With both of those resources I picked up awesome titles for us to read every day to our little girl.
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
- If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul
- First Look and Find by The Walt Disney Company
- The Water Princess by Susan Verde
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Put me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
- Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle
- The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark
- I am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt
In order to make our cool new books stretch out over a long period of time we will usually read one book for a few days. Once we noticed that she’s bored of that book we move on to the next one and it usually takes at least a few week for our daughter to be bored with a book.
So with 10 books you really have a whole set of cool stories to read to your little one for at least a few months.