Monday, February 9, 2009

Recommended ABC Book for Babies

Reading Alphabet Books to Babies

Are you looking for a good book to introduce alphabet to babies? We can definitely recommend My First ABC from DK Publishing. When Smarty was about 6 months, my mother has brought her a set of DK Lift-the-Flap board books. They were her favorites for the next two months. There are several reasons why we all liked them:

  • They are sturdy, and the illustrations are bright, realistic, and appealing to young children. My First Words and My First ABC are especially well done.
  • They have flaps, which add an element of surprise first and then anticipation of what’s coming next. 
  • Opening flaps is a great fine motor practice for little fingers as babies get older.

Generally we noticed that Smarty was a lot more interested during her first year in word books with photo pictures rather than in the books with drawn objects. We had a few books from "Bright Baby" series by Roger Priddy, and they were rather well accepted as well.

Your Turn

What is your favorite early ABC book?


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