- Children love to hear their parent's voice talking to them and reading to them is very important for language development and pre-reading skills.
- Books with more words also help children learn to sit and listen and books with vibrant colors and artwork are stimulating to the child's mind.
- When reading a board book to your child, be sure to take the time to talk about the pictures and make sound effects and point out details. All of this will make reading more enjoyable and will foster a love of reading in your child.
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.