Book Recommendations for Babies

One day I was on the phone with my best friend Fallon (who is my go-to for all of my mom advice) and we were discussing activities to do with Navy during her awake time. I told her how I love books like Olivia, Llama Llama Red Pajama and On The Night You Were Born. Fallon, a speech therapist, said those books were wonderful to read to her at night, but that I should be reading Navy books that will help encourage her speech and language development (i.e. ones with way fewer words) throughout the day. She gave me a good example: If you are learning a new language, you start by learning one word at a time. What is blue in Spanish?  How do you say dog in French? You don't learn by hearing paragraphs at a time. So she recommended some amazing books. A few of them I actually had already, while others I purchased that day. She also provided this link, which is really helpful if you want more options. She suggests reading these books over and over again, because babies learn through repetition (we may find it boring but they don't!)

Here are my favorite shorter ones:

1. Dear Zoo
2. Your First Word Will Be Dada
3. Everything is Mama
4. Snuggle Puppy
5. Pajama Time
6. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
7. I Love You Through and Through
9. Moo Baa La La La!
10. The Going To Bed Book
11. Opposites
12. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
13. Are You My Mother?
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
15. Open the Barn Door

Here are my favorite ones that may better for Navy when she's older, but we still read them to her at night:

1. Olivia
2. Llama Llama Red Pajama
3. On The Night You Were Born
4. I Love You Stinky Face

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