Many grandparents know and understand the importance of literacy development from a very young age. They understand how vital it is that parents and grandparents read aloud to the children in their lives. As a grandparent, though, it can be difficult to sift through all of the books available and select ones appropriate for the ages of your own grandchildren. It is so important to read out loud to the very youngest of children also, and they can grow to enjoy a variety of books. Here are five fantastic board books to have on your shelves for babies and toddlers:
- If I Were a Dog. This board book has actual photography of a variety of dogs, and the content of the book itself rhymes. The photography captures the attention of developing baby brains, and the rhyming words contribute to literacy development. The book is part of a series that includes: If I Were a Cat, If I Were a Bird, and If I Were a Lizard.
- Five Little Fingers and Five Little Toes. This rhyming classic contains illustrations of lots of babies (which your own grandchildren will love) and repeating, memorable phrases – also important for literacy development.
- Dear Zoo. This board book contains a repeated phrase and introduces little ones to a variety of animals and their characteristics. It also contains lifting flaps, which can help hold a toddler’s interest.
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Colors, animals, rhyming words, and repeated phrases are all included in this classic directed at the very youngest of children. The end of the book contains pictures of children as well – also very interesting to young children.
- Brown Can Moo, Can You? This fun board book includes sounds that you can do for your young grandchildren. It rhymes, and it has very fun illustrations. By Dr. Suess, this classic is so much fun for even the littlest of babies!
This list is just a start – enjoy building your board book library for your young grandchildren! They will so enjoy having fun books to read and explore while visiting your house!