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Lindsey's 15 month old daughter, Emily, who I watch 4 days a week has reached that point where she LOVES lift-the-flap books. Of course, I don't know when kids out grow lift-the-flap books, because all of my pre-school age grandchildren love them and enjoy opening those flaps again and again. And, if I am totally honest, I get a big kick out of the lift-the-flap books as well. The artwork and the cute ideas for stories certainly capture my attention as well.
Board Books are Valuable to Young Non-Readers
Many board books that you find have simple pictures with just one word on the page. While these may be good for very young babies, I prefer books with more words and rhyme in them. Why?
Little Friends: Home Sweet Home by Roger Priddy: Of course, with the owl on the cover, I was attracted to this sweet book that introduces toddlers to animals and their habitats. It is a lift-the-flap book done in beautiful pastels.
Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson, Ill. by Buket Erdogan: Vibrant colors attract children to this story of a young mouse exploring the Springtime sights with his mother.
A Little Book About Spring by Leo Leonni and assisted by Julie Hamilton: Well known children's author Leo Leonni uses his collage style to illustrate this book about the beauties of Spring.
Flip, Flap, Fly by Phyllis Root, Ill. by David M. Walker: Captivating rhymes and cheerful, vibrant colors make this book so inviting. The baby animals in the book learn things from their mothers and the illustrations are adorable. This book has rave reviews!
Little Green Frog Chunky Lift-a-Flap Book by Ginger Swift, Ill. by Olga Demidova: This is one of a Babies Love series of books that encourage language development through the use of simple sentences. The flaps are sturdy to withstand little finger and the colors are vibrant.
Little Yellow Bee by Ginger Swift, Ill by Katya Longhi: From the same series as Little Green Frog, this story shows little ones creatures found in the garden in vibrant colors with whimsical art. Once again, the flaps are sturdy and easy to lift.
The Little Gardener (Teenie Greenies) by Jan Gerardi: This is an adorable rhyming lift-the-flap book that I love because since my granddaughter goes out to the garden with me each day, I feel like she can start to relate to the things talked about in this book. Reality meets the words on the page! Another bonus is that this book is printed with green products like soy ink and sustainable paper.
It is fun to take what you read and then have experiences with those things. For example, look what would be so great with the Little Gardener:
Start your babies young in their love of reading! These books can give them a good start! Enjoy!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!