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Best Books for Babies Under 1-Year-Old | Parenting advice for new parents

Parenting advice for new parent and child reading guide and recommended best book list for babies under 1-year-old.

As the concept of early education has become more and more popular, more and more parents and friends have begun to pay attention to parent-child reading. How to choose picture books and interesting reading according to the developmental characteristics of children has become a skill that new parents urgently need to master. I will use a few articles to recommend reading guides and book lists for children. I hope it will be helpful to you.

Today I will combine the reading characteristics of children under one year old to give parents and friends some suggestions on how to choose and how to read reading materials.
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Reading characteristics of babies under 1-year-old

Babies from 0 to 3 months old have weaker visual contrast sensitivity. They only see rough outlines, which is a vague black and white world, but they can feel the brightness of the light, and they have the ability to listen at birth. Therefore, after the baby is born, visual materials with strong contrast, simple structure, and clear outline can be introduced.

During the 4 to 6 months, the baby’s perception of the color of the object becomes stronger and stronger, can distinguish the four colors of red, yellow, blue, and green, and can see the difference between distance and distance, and can look at the picture for a relatively long time to distinguish the details. 

Babies at this stage are in the period of oral desire. They like to chew and bite things including books. Their mouth is a tool for them to explore the world. Therefore, at this time, when introducing brightly colored reading materials, it is necessary to consider that the material is best to be safe, hygienic, and convenient to chew. Bite.

From 6 to 12 months, the baby's vision gradually develops, and the visual sensitivity has gradually approached the adult level. It can gradually distinguish three-dimensional images such as distance, size, height, etc., and the ability to distinguish the details of books has also matured. 

At this stage, babies’ fine finger movements are developing. They like to move their little fingers to exercise and develop their own abilities. With the improvement of their cognition level, they have gradually shown greater interest in stories that have plots and are closer to life scenarios.


How to choose reading materials suitable for babies under 1 year old

From 0 to 3 months, based on the baby’s physiological basis, black-and-white cards with strong contrast, simple structure, and sharp outlines are the first choice for reading. It is not only beneficial to the child’s visual development, but also through the intimate interaction between you and the child. Can pull into the parent-child relationship.


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Combining the abilities of babies from 4 to 6 months, we recommend the color card and cloth book series. The color card has bright colors and clear outlines. It is very attractive to babies who can just distinguish colors and is beneficial to the baby's visual development. Studies have shown that 83% of the information entering the brain is through vision, and good visual stimulation can promote the development of the brain.

God Made You (Cloth Books) by Lori C. Froeb

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Cloth book, as the name suggests, is a book made of cloth, colorful, and some are even designed to make a sound to attract children's attention, not afraid of biting, and can be safely provided to children when they are washed at home. The prerequisite is that the quality must pass, and the product that does not fade and has no safety hazards is selected. I believe that the brand is still necessary.

After 6 months, as the baby's developmental level improves, we can even call the "five senses" to increase the richness of the baby's reading materials.

In terms of vision, babies under one year old prefer picture books that are concise, with fewer big characters, closer to life scenes, and babies are born with an inexplicable intimacy towards small animals. Many classic picture books use animals as themes or metaphors. Physical. These factors can be taken into consideration when choosing a book.

Because each baby has a different personality and living environment, no one can guarantee that all the recommended books will be enjoyed by the baby. To be on the safe side, you can choose international award-winning works at the beginning, such as the "Oscars" in the picture book industry. 

Catic Grand Prize works, International Andersen Prize Painter Prize works, German Picture Book Prize works, British Greenway Prize works, etc. After the waves and sands, the classic works naturally have their reason to pass down. 

My family’s picture books are basically obtained through these websites, and I will also recommend several picture books for parents and friends based on the preferences of my 12-month-old baby.


Best Books for 1-year-old Baby to read in 2021


    Best Books for Babies Under 1-Year-Old | Parenting advice for new parents


    1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

     
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    Book Review: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle

    The whole book actually only has two sentence patterns with one question and one answer: "Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? I see a red bird looking at me." Then change red bird to yellow duck, blue horse, green frog, purple cat... is substituted into the sentence pattern respectively. 

    On the one hand, the rhymes such as see and me are repeated repeatedly, which strengthens the sense of rhythm. On the other hand, it is the sequence of the display of various animals and colors. Repetition and sequence are the most interesting ways for children to recognize the outside world. 

    In the eyes of us adults, the boring city sequence of weather forecasts and Sol’s boring commercials are one of the most popular programs in the eyes of young children.
       
        In fact, combined with the resume of the author Bill Martin Jr, a former elementary school teacher and principal, I find that this book is more like a lesson plan for kindergarten teachers, or a reference book for parents to accompany their babies to study. for example:
    • This is a good way to teach babies to learn animal words and color words.
    • The answer mode of one question and one answer can establish interaction with the baby.
    • When referring to an animal, everyone simulates the animal's sound or walking posture, etc.
    • Use the fill-in-the-blank method to inspire children to see which other animals? Is there any color not mentioned?
    • After printing out the black and white outline drawing of the animal or let the baby draw by himself, fill in the color.
    • Use who do you see instead of what do you see? Ask the baby to say the names of other children or other family members.
    • The most important thing is that once babies master this questioning method, they can produce their own "brown bear" book. The content of the book can be animals, plants, or even everything around them. 



    2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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    Book Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

    In today’s picture book promotion, let’s introduce a famous caterpillar-it is "The Hungry Caterpillar". This caterpillar has been translated into 47 languages and published and sold more than 30 million copies. Imagine how many curious pairs there are. I have read it with my eyes, how many immature little hands have touched him, and see how this little egg turns into a beautiful butterfly under the moonlight.

          Eric's books are really suitable for children. They are colorful, and most of them have large and vivid images. They are very attractive to children who are new to picture books. Brother Hou has seen his "Brown Bear", "Moving from Head to Feet", "Dad, I Want the Moon", and "Mr. Sea Horse". Of course, Hou Ma also likes it, especially like "Hungry Caterpillar" and "Hippocampus". "Sir", through interesting paintings, to teach children some biological knowledge and love, it is really commendable.

          The meaning of the book is very simple, a small and hungry caterpillar crawls out of a small egg, and then after some time, it eats something, and finally becomes a butterfly. But it's so simple, it's not even a storybook, but the content is very rich. After reading a lot of picture books with Brother Hou, I found that one of the characteristics of the picture books that children like is a simple language, rich content, and silent moisturizing. 

    For example, the language of this book: "On Monday, he ate an apple, but his stomach was still very hungry" "On Tuesday, he ate two pears, but his stomach was still very hungry" "On Wednesday, he ate three plums, However, the stomach is still very hungry" This sentence pattern repeats until Friday. The sentence pattern is simple and repetitive, and there are echoes and correspondences. The children will know some numbers and the concept of the day of the week, as well as fruits, and "hungry". 

    In fact, the more we become accustomed to some things, the more difficult it is for us to explain to children. For example, what is hunger, you tell him "the empty stomach wants to eat, as opposed to full"? It's strange that he is interested in remembering, so he might as well pick up the picture book and subtly. Brother Hou is two years old today. In the morning, Hou Mom said, "I'm going to eat!" The bastard Pippi said "Don't eat anymore! Get hungry!" Knowing to make a joke about "hungry", it is hard to say that there is no credit for "The Hungry Caterpillar".
     
          Perhaps the most attractive thing for children in this book is the holes in the things that have been eaten by caterpillars. There are really holes in the book. They are small and round, just enough to reach the baby's fingers, and the baby smiles. It's fun to play with your fingers. Adults find it very interesting. There are also books that feel very three-dimensional, because for example, eating an apple has only a narrow page as wide as an apple, and eating two pears has a page as wide as two pears. The following figure:

           However, the book also considered that because of the influence of the length of the pages, a piece of white paper was allocated, as shown in the picture below, but this piece of white paper was matched by me, and the original one was thickly taken away and scribbled.

          The caterpillar, who was still hungry after Friday, broke out on Saturday. After eating a lot of food, his stomach hurts. Here is an interesting detail. Originally, the caterpillar’s face was red, but when the stomach hurts, it is very sickly pink, pitiful. Then the next day it felt more comfortable after eating a tender and green leaf, and at this time its face was red again.

         Then, the caterpillar grew bigger.

         Then, the caterpillar made a cocoon.

         Then, ah! The caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly.

         This is the whole thing about this vivid book. Mom and baby are very happy to read it. Maybe, when you think that the interest of this book makes you feel that what you learn is not important, you just learned a lot.

         Repetitive and slightly changed things make people happy, like a gradual life.



    3. Good Night Boston


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    Book Review: Good Night Boston by Adam Gamble

    Ages Birth to 3 years. Many of North America's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent's natural and cultural wonders. 

    Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions -- such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

    Boston is waiting for your family to explore. Watch as your toddler discovers everything the city of Boston has to offer, such as Fenway Park, Old Ironsides, the Boston Tea Party Ships, and so much more. Show them what makes our nation’s most historic city so iconic. This book is the perfect gift for little travelers everywhere, for birthdays, baby showers, housewarming, and going away parties.

    With the Good Night Our World series, toddlers and preschool-age kids can build listening and memory skills by identifying famous landmarks and the distinct character of real places. Perfect for bedtime or naptime, reading simple, soothing phrases to your infant, toddler or preschooler will help them fall gently to sleep. 

    Our readers love that their child will pick a favorite portion of the story to read along with you, and on top of that, these classic board books were built to last! Made from thick paperboard construction, it was designed with your kids in mind.

    Introduce stories of exploration to your little one using colorful illustrations and distinct vocabulary with Good Night Books, and be sure to look through our entire line of kid's picture books about Boston, including Good Night Massachusetts, Good Night Cape Cod, Good Night Maine, and many more! 



    4. Goodnight Moon


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    Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownClement Hurd

    "Good Night, Moon" is a deceptive book. At first glance, it is extremely simple. The color-the main tone is red and green. On the retrospective page, it is processed in black and white tones. The sky is getting late and the colors are getting darker. Composition-a single scene, just like the bunny's home before going to bed, and a few stars outside the window, half moonlight. Text-a few words, the little bunny said to the surrounding scenery one by one: Good night.

        Just such a bedtime book. The words are over. That's it.

        That's it? Many things can't be finished in a few words, and the power of words will never be as powerful as you think.

        If you really get this book, if you don't turn it over and toss you a few times, you can't see it at all. In the process of reading this book, it is as if you are the little rabbit, rolling left and right on the bed, tossing and turning, and when you are exhausted and fall asleep peacefully.

        The most interesting part of this book is that it turns over and over again. You have to look over and over again, over and over to confirm your previous impressions and impressions, over and over and over and over again be defeated by the errors and surprises, and then, you will say good night with the little rabbit with all your heart!

        First, the scene, the fireplace, the paintings, the table, the bedside table, etc. The little rabbit is lying on the bed, bored. When I turned the page, two black-and-white images appeared, which turned out to be the previous hanging paintings on the wall. In order to verify, I had to turn back and take a look.

        The scene inside the house reappeared, only slightly enlarged. Turning the page again, there are two more black and white pictures, one is a bedside table, I have seen it before. Another one, wow! Don't bring such fun! When does an old lady weaving wool come out? When you look back in a hurry, you were deceived!

        After that, you will become tentative and cautious, but you still can't stop the author's tricky tricks-the cat, in the initial picture; the socks on the shelf-gone; the hut, turn back Only found the first few pages; where is the mouse? Where's the mouse? Where's the mouse?

        The process of the little rabbit saying good night to everything inside and outside the house is the process of finding the existence of everything. It spared no effort to find it, and it spared no effort to be exhausted.

        The light in the room slipped away, the stars and the moonlit up quietly. The fire is booming, little rabbit, good night!



    5. The Going-To-Bed Book


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    Book Review: The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

    This is a super bestseller on amazon. It is also recommended by many domestic and foreign children's book lists!

    For the little guy who doesn't want to sleep, a funny book is exactly what they want. Speaking of funny books, Sandra Boynton is undoubtedly a queen in this regard. In "It's Time to Sleep", a big ship full of animals is accompanied by a sinking sunset, and the animals are about to go to sleep. They take a bath ("in a big bathtub"), find pajamas, brush their teeth, exercise on the table (imagine: elephants are jumping rope, moose are lifting weights, pigs are standing upside down), and finally, they say good night. 

    The moon is high, the sea is deep, shake, shake, shake to... a sweet dream! Over the years, Boynton’s unique animal characters have added luster to a large number of picture books. She has extraordinary skills-knows that children like: simple rhythms, stupid animals in stupid situations, warm stories. This book, like many of her other cardboard books ("Moo, Bae, Lala La!", "But No Hippo", etc.), will be everyone's favorite book. (Infant to preschool age)



    6. What’s Wrong, Little Pookie?


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    Book Review: What's Wrong, Little Pookie? by Sandra Boynton

    Boynton is back! Our favorite children's book author has written another popular work.

    It talks about children having strong emotions—unhappy or angry or bored or helpless—but it cannot explain their feelings or the reasons for these feelings. A child fell into depression, and the person caring for it asked a series of questions to know the reason for it. The adult's question is presented in thick black font, and the reply is written in small red letters. are you tired? no. Are you hungry? no. Did you lose something? no. 

    In the end, the adult realized that he might not be able to receive a definite answer, so he started asking funny and boring questions, making laugh, and helping him out of his predicament. This question-and-answer approach makes this book very suitable for parents and children to read together. This is a cute little book and a good tool to help children regulate their emotions. Super recommended! 

    Sandra Boynton is an American best-selling children's book author, children's musician, director, and cartoonist. Her six children's books have won five stars for life in the US "Publisher Weekly" Children's Book List, 2 books won the National Parenting Publication Gold Award, 2 times won the American Cartoonists Association Book Category, Greeting Card Illustration Award, won the American Cartoonists Association Milton Kaniff Lifetime Achievement Award, and the music album "Philadelphia Chickens" won Nominated for the Grammy Best Children's Music Album Award... Boynton, who is extremely talented in language art, painting, and music: Making music, her 3 children's music albums were certified as gold records, and they sold more than 500,000 copies. 

    "Philadelphia Chickens" was certified as a platinum record and sold more than 1 million copies; as an art design, her greeting cards sold more than 200 million copies; she created children's books, and her children's books sold more than 60 million copies. The children's books she created brought joy to three generations of American families and became a trusted children's book writer.



    7. But Not the Hippopotamus


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    Book Review: But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton

    A shy hippo makes a big impact in this anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic. A hog and a frog cavort in the bog. But not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats. But not the hippopotamus. The original But Not the Hippopotamus was an instant favorite among children and parents. Now this hilarious Boynton book is back in a Special 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with its silly rhymes and humorous, charming illustrations. 

    In this simple, playful board book, a shy hippo watches as other animals engage in social activities. Finally, the other animals invite the hippo along and, after dithering a moment, she leaps into the fun...with hilarious results. The repetitive, enjoyable rhythm, cheerful mood, and well-crafted, simple rhymes will endear this story to toddlers everywhere. This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

    "But Not the Hippopotamus" was published in 1982. This is a very interesting children's book, and it can also introduce some simple vocabulary for young readers. My 3-year-old child thinks this is the funniest book in the world so far. Second only to "Blue Hat, Red Hat", this is his favorite Boynton book. We sang "But there are no hippos" in an opera accent to make it interesting, and it seemed to work!



    8. Rainbow Fish


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    Book Review: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Buying the children's book "Rainbow Fish", the little guy is of course far from being able to really read the content, but this colorful and beautiful book really attracted him among the many newly purchased books, and he took it out to read it happily.

    I flipped through the contents of the Rainbow Fish, so I became entangled. Maybe he should throw it away while he didn’t understand it, so as not to read such a “bloody” book; or it should be shown to him, just a few pages. The picture book is soaked in the nature of human nature and the state of affairs in the world, so that he may be educated and harmonized with the world.

    The story is nothing more than a fish with colorful and silvery scales by nature. It is the most beautiful fish in the deep sea, but it is not gregarious. A small fish asks him for a silver scale. He refused. Who thinks you are and why should I? If you want to pull out your scales and put them on your body, he told the whole school of fish about this, so no one cares about this beautiful fish. 

    He is very painful. Why is he so beautiful but everyone doesn't like him. Later, the squid master told him that if you distribute the silver scales to everyone, you will no longer be beautiful, but you will be happy. So in the end, "The First Beauty in the Deep Sea" stripped out all the beautiful scales for the fish in the sea, leaving only one piece by itself, so the whole school of fish has silver scales, everyone is the same, everyone is happy, "the deep sea is not No matter how beautiful, I finally had a sense of belonging and happiness for the first time, and I was dragged by everyone to play together.

    This story is packaged under "sharing education", but it has ups and downs to the laws of survival and the truth in the world. Benefit-sharing, convergence, and gregariousness. The rainbow fish eliminates the characteristics bestowed by heaven, and all the fish become the same and harmonious group.

    Isn’t the goal of human society’s efforts to tolerate dissidents and pursue excellence? Work hard to maintain yourself, and welcome all friends who are different from us, weaker or stronger than us, and we applaud enthusiastically for any fireworks that are different...

    Little rainbow fish, did it hurt when you pulled out the shining scales? Is there bleeding? Have you ever thought that there should be another kind of happiness that is not so painful and distorted?

    And as for every ordinary mother, should we encourage the little guys to "do not know the truth", or should they mature sooner or later and effectively and effectively "socialize"?

    According to the child's father: "From then on, there is no real rainbow fish in the deep sea."


     


    9. Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA 


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    Book Review: Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon

    Your baby's first word will be...

    "Dada!"

    Right?

    Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!"

    But how does it work?

    One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.

    Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon did everything in his power to ensure that his daughter's first word would be "Dada!" Yes, he has many other projects on his plate, like hosting NBC's The Tonight Show. But he was determined that his daughter would say "Dada!" before any other word. He worked very hard on this. Jimmy Fallon lives with his wife, Nancy, and their daughters, Winnie Rose and Frances Cole, in New York City. Winnie's first word was "Mama!"



    10. Moo Baa La La La 


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    Book Review: Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton

    Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

    A beloved Sandra Boynton classic showcases redrawn art and a larger size in this Special 30th Anniversary Edition. A cow says MOO. A sheep says BAA. Three singing pigs say LA LA LA! “No, no!” you say, “that isn't right. The pigs say OINK all day and night.” The original Moo, Baa, La La La! sold more than 3 million copies when it was first published, and thirty years later this delightful board book remains a favorite among children and parents. 

    Complete with silly rhymes and containing redrawn art that retains all the humor and charm of the original illustrations, this book introduces children to animal sounds like only Sandra Boynton can! This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this timeless classic even more special.



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    FAQ about Best Books for Babies Under 1-Year-Old 

    How do choose books for children?

    3 ways to choose excellent books for children

       There are many kinds of children's books on the market and the quality is uneven. How should we choose excellent books for children?

       Recommends three methods for parents: 

    The first method is to refer to the recommended book lists of picture book reading promoters and picture book masters. They usually list various types of book lists carefully. Parents only need to understand a little bit. Can choose suitable picture books; 

    The second method is to search for some award-winning works on the Internet, such books are generally very high-quality; 

    The third method is to go to some picture book galleries, now many large and medium cities will open some children’s picture books In the library, parents can take their children to the picture book library to read and exchange experiences.

    What books for babies under 1-Year-Old?

    Choose Books for Babies Under 1-Year-Old based on the characteristics.

    Of course, there are many picture books worth watching. This requires parents and friends to patiently choose based on the characteristics of their children. 

    In terms of hearing, there are now some paper books on the market. They rustle when they are turned. It is also a good experience for babies. They can be included as fun teaching materials for reading and enlightenment.

    In terms of smell, let’s talk a little off-topic. Basically, books are tasteless. Once they have a pungent odor, they will attract our attention. It may be that chemical agents are added during printing to be careful of harm to the baby’s body. We still try to buy genuine books, and it is best to dry them in the sun for a period of time after taking them home.

    In terms of taste, I believe that many parents will have a headache for the behavior of the baby in the "oral period". At this time, the baby has more oral nerves than the hands, so no matter what it is, the first thing to get the hand is to put it in the mouth and taste it, of course, the book is no exception. When he was a little-month-old, we tried our best to satisfy his exploration of books. 

         When he was a little older, when he was close to one and a half years old, he would stop feasting on books and pretend to eat the food in the picture. Now, when recommending a new picture book to my snack shop, as long as the page with food is opened, she has no resistance at all. Again, when choosing a picture book, you must combine your baby's characteristics, hobbies, and hobbies, so that you will reduce unnecessary expenses.

    In terms of touch, babies after six months, with the development of fine motor ability, have their small hands become more and more usable. They will try to explore the world with their hands more, so they will not introduce touch books and hole books at this time. When to wait for more. We know that the development of tactile nerves can improve children's cognitive level, which is also conducive to the development of the brain.
     

    What is the advice for fosterers when reading?

    Advice for fosterers when reading

    What parents or other caregivers should pay attention to when showing a black and white card to a baby from 0 to 3 months:
    1. You can hold the card to let the baby look at the front or move the card to let the baby follow.
    2. The training time should not exceed half a minute each time.
    3. Look at one piece every day at first, and gradually increase the number of displays.
    4. When showing the baby the pictures, it would be a bit too perfunctory to just tell the baby what this is. We can try to make up a short story for the baby. Remember that the baby is very happy to listen to the voice of an adult, and your gentle words can make him feel full of security.
    When reading cloth books for a 4 to 6-month-old baby, if you encounter a baby's snatch, don't stop his behavior for no reason, let him explore it. When he is quiet, we will show him those brightly colored pictures. 

    At first, we can look at small animals. We can imitate the sounds of animals and attract their attention. We can still makeup stories and enjoy the warmth of you and him at this moment. Parent-child time.

    After 6 months, it enters the real parent-child reading stage. At this time, as the baby's cognitive ability, comprehension ability, motor ability (for big sports, many babies can sit alone; for fine sports, the baby's grasping ability is getting better and better), they can accept readings. 

    The variety and content are getting richer and richer, so start all your grand plans and strategies on display now. You have to do your best to make the children who are fed up with fairy tale books.

    Combining all the materials I have read about reading enlightenment and my own experience, I will share some tips on how to make babies interested in reading picture books.

    I think the original intention of many parents should be to cultivate children's good reading habits through the initial picture book reading, so as to make their children fall in love with reading. If someone says that he just wants the child to know more about it, then I can only say that we are not in the same way. With a preaching attitude, one day your baby will no longer be interested in reading.

    Now, the point is here. I think the most important thing that can make babies interested in picture books quickly is "deduction". You can act out the story in a picture book, and this picture book will soon become a child's favorite. 

    When reading "Are You My Mother?" to my daughter, she would quickly turn to the page numbers of kittens and lions, because I would show her the form of kittens and lions, and imitate the sounds. 

    When reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", when I read that the caterpillar's belly is still very hungry, I would pat her belly, and later she would imitate such actions. 

    When reading "The Crackling Series: I Want to Brush My Teeth" when it comes to the page of brushing my teeth, I will pretend to brush my teeth. Later when I pick up this book, she will turn to that page to perform brushing... Said this is a successful experience, I hope to share it with new parents.

    Secondly, the use of onomatopoeia is also very important. One of the things I have the most intuitive feeling about this method is that every time I turn to "The Hungry Caterpillar", "Sunday, the warm sun rises. With a bang, a small and hungry caterpillar, from The egg crawled out." Every time I read the word "boo", my daughter's laughter is almost cute to my heart. Look, children are basically not immune to onomatopoeia, so feel free to use it boldly. It's a lot easier than brainstorming stories.

    As the baby comes into contact with more and more picture books, you will find that he has his own preferences. Starting from his preferences, you can more smoothly introduce new picture books to him. 

    For example, some babies like cars, you can use picture books. The car toy in a small corner of the house serves as bait to attract him to guide him to accept new themes. 

    When my daughter is reading the picture book, the page number where she stays the longest is always when everyone is eating. When she turned the book on her own, she would not even cover the rain and dew. She would find the page with food as quickly as possible. 

    At first, I was interested in the theme of eating. Later, as long as it was food, I would also be interested in vegetables growing in the ground. So the way to "handle" her is very simple, as long as I open the picture book I want to show her to the food page, it will naturally attract her attention. "Heavy Rain" and "Dirty Harry" are all done through the page of the fruit stand.

    There is also a very important point. When choosing a picture book, you must start with a theme that is closer to your baby's life. For the theme of the David series, my daughter only likes two books "No, David!" and "David Gets In Trouble" because these are closer to her life, Christmas, and school life, she has no relevant concepts yet, so No way to understand. 

    Therefore, when first introducing a picture book with a storyline, it is best if the baby already has relevant life experience, such as bathing, eating, sleeping, kissing, hugging, etc., and that the baby can usually see The theme of small animals. My daughter saw real cats at her grandma's house. After I came back, I showed her all the cats in the picture book, and it was easier to accept it.

    To sum up, you must be a "hearted person". Now that you have decided to take your baby on this "whale-riding trip", then the method is more difficult than it is, so please share with your parents and friends!

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