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Helpful Hints for Parents

 

 

 

What Young Children Like In Books

Infants 0 – 6 months

  • Books with simple, large pictures or designs with bright colors
  • Stiff cardboard, “chunky books”, or fold out books that can be propped up in crib
  • Cloth and soft vinyl books with simple pictures of people or familiar objects that can go in the bath or can be washed

Infants 6 – 12 months

  • Board books with photos of other babies, brightly colored books, and “chunky books” to touch
  • Books with photos of familiar objects like balls and bottles
  • Books with sturdy pages that can be propped up or spread out on a blanket
  • Plastic/vinyl books for bath time
  • Small plastic photo albums of family and friends

Young Toddlers

  • Sturdy board books that can be carried easily
  • Books with photos of children doing familiar things, like sleeping or playing
  • Goodnight books for bedtime
  • Books about saying hello and good-bye
  • Animal books of all sizes and shapes
  • Books with simple rhymes or predictable text
  • Books with only a few words on the page

 

Toddlers 2 -3 years

  • Books that tell simple stories/simple rhyming books that can be memorize
  • Bed time books
  • Books about counting, the alphabet, shapes or sizes
  • Animal books, vehicle books, books about playtime
  • Books with their favorite TV characters inside
  • Books about saying hello and goodbye

 

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