Reading is part of daily life in our home. At 16 months old board books are the most appropriate books for Baby T’s age. She can read them as much as she wants without me having to worry about the pages getting ripped or torn. Throughout our house there are four different book shelves/baskets filled with her books. It is extremely important to me to promote the importance of reading to her and encourage her to become more independent with it. Recently Baby T has started picking up books and taking them to the couch to read to herself. It is still one of my favorite things when she picks up a books and brings it to me. She will turn around and back into my lap before sitting down (it is the cutest thing). Here are 5 of Baby T’s favorite board book.
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This book is currently #1 in our house. The Pout-Pout fish’s friends try to convince him that he doesn’t have to pout, but he doesn’t believe them. He thinks that’s just the way he is until a fish, no one has met before, changes his mind. Baby T is obsessed with the last couple pages and the beautiful kiss-kiss fish. She will flip to them over and over again pointing to the shimmery fish.
Everyone needs to have this book in their collection. Little Blue Truck is a great friend, helpful and kind. He is always quick to be there and help wherever he can. This book has also helped teach Baby T animal noises. She loves the beep-beep sound that little blue truck makes.
Brown Bear has a rhythm to it that makes it easy for toddlers to memorize and “read” along. Baby T loves all the different colored animals in this book. Because of the rhythm she is able to anticipate the next page which makes it a blast to read. Her current favorite page is the purple cat.
This book has the cutest rhymes in it. It is a goofy story that ends with everyone going to bed. They get to embark on a mini adventure before finally making it to their beds. Baby T does different motions for the silly pages and mimics the characters.
There had to be a sweet book in our top 5 favorites. This book has a father rabbit convincing his child of how much he truly loves him. When I read this to Baby T I usually changes the characters to make it more customized, like it is me saying it to her. This book also allows Baby T moments to do dramatic hand motions, which she loves.