Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Baby's Top Picks: The Sequel

Well, now that the top five list is out there. It seems we need to post the sequel, or in this case, "don't forget I like these books too" list. We read a number of books to the baby and she also likes to grab a few and flip through them herself. So, in all fairness we can't just ignore the next five she really gets a kick out of. Please keep in mind that these books and those in the first list are not just for babies. Most of them would be really good for children up through kindergarten.

So, to continue the list the following round out her top ten favorite books for now:

6. Animal Babies in ponds and rivers & Animal Babies in rainforests by Kingfisher There are two listed here as they are part of a series. Since she enjoys both equally, it didn't seem right to list them separately.

7. I Love Mommy Because & I Love Daddy Because by Laurel Porter-Gaylord Again these two are series type books that really are the same to the baby.

8. What does Bunny see? : a book of colors and flowers by Linda Sue Park

9. Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman

10. How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen

And, now for the honorable mentions.

11. Fuzzy, Fuzzy, Fuzzy! by Sandra Boynton

12. Bright Baby: Kittens by Roger Priddy Be weary when looking for this cute book. The size is very deceptive. We were looking for a book filled with just pictures of cats or kittens, since she likes them so much. We thought we found a great book and ordered it. Turns out it is good, but very tiny. It is only about 3" x 3". The good thing is the pages are of the chunky board book type and easy for her to turn.

13. Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings by Matthew Van Fleet Another good book, but also be a bit cautious. It trys to be a board book, but the pages are really thick paper doubled over and doesn't really hold up well to little ones just learning to turn pages.

Go baby go.



Blogger Lost A Sock said...

I have to say that as a teacher (on a long, long maternity leave) I'm always so happy to hear about parents reading to their kids, because you just wouldn't believe how many don't. Some kids are really missing out on a lot, as you know.

All that being said, I think it's so wonderful that your baby is so interested in books. Now that KJ is three, and has been read to on a daily basis for years, he can recite half the books we own. We recently started allowing him to take a book to bed at night to read quietly to himself, and I'm amazed to hear him tell the story as it actually occurs, page by page. So just in case we don't have enough reasons to be proud of our kids (and there are many!) there's just another one to look forward to. :0)

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Blogger Luke said...

I've not read to her as much as you, but she's paid the most attention to the 97-cent Kittens book for me.

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