Before staying at home with E, I worked as a teacher and then literacy coach in a k-8 school in Brooklyn. I'm a self-professed book worm, and desperately want to pass that trait onto little E. At my baby shower, guests were asked to each bring a book to help build up E's library and I have tons and tons of books I bought over the course of my teaching career, so needless to say she has a pretty impressive collection. So far, she'll sit for a short book but mostly likes to gnaw on the covers.
Reading to kids, even babies, is SO important for their literacy development, and is one of the simplest thing a parent can do to encourage a love of reading. So every Saturday, I'll be sharing a book from E's library.
Good Morning, Baby. Girlfriend is OBSESSED with looking at the babies in this book! She talks and laughs with them as she turns (yes, on her own!) the pages in this book--and this is the only book she does that for. Seriously, as soon as I show her this book, she comes crawling over and is so excited to read it. Highly recommended!
What are some of your baby's favorite books?
Pssst--have you signed up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library or the Reading is Fundamental program at your local library? Both programs give you FREE books for your baby! We got Good Morning, Baby through the RIF program for E.