Reading to your child at any age is a great way to bond, a great way for them to learn and a great way to sit down and relax. Face it. you both need it. The type of books you read will depend on the age of your child. The smaller the child, the more dare I say lame some of the choices are. I have a 5 month old, my choices for her "reading level" are not even necessarily stories but more picture books with words labeling everything. Don't get me wrong these types of books are important for her language development but every once and a while you need to mix things up.
I worked at a daycare a few years back, I had 12 to 18 month olds and they love, love, loved Llama Llama, Red Pajama this story may have been above their reading level and it is definitely above my 5 month old's but, fear not, the wonderful Anna Dewdney created board books for younger, shorter attention-span readers.
Other classics include, Goodnight Moon and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Reading to your infant is important, hopefully these books make it enjoyable for you too. Happy reading!!
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