My baby just turned 1 1/2! It’s crazy how fast that time has gone by, but I also simultaneously know that 18 months is no time at all. My baby does NOT like my reading to him (goodbye dreams of snuggling up before bed reading a book together). He doesn’t like me holding books or turning the pages, but then he turns pages too fast for me to actually read so… It’s been a struggle–he’s just too independent I guess. Regardless, I wanted to share with you guys some of the books he’s loving lately.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – The board book version has black and white illustrations with Alexander being the only character in color. There’s a lot more text compared to some other children’s books too, so it surprised me that D likes this one so much, but I find him paging through it all the time!
Don Quixote: A Babylit Spanish Language Primer by Jennifer Adams – We got a few of these classics for babies, but D especially loves this one. It has words in English and then the same words in Spanish on the opposite page. A lot of times with books, D will pick out one page especially that he likes, and this one has a page with goats that he always turns to.
I Love You, Blankie by Sheryl Haft – D is rather attached to his own blankie so I guess this one resonates with him? This is a special favorite of his. If I ask him if he wants to read a book, there’s a more than 50% chance that he’ll pull this one off the shelf. It’s such a cute read too, so I don’t mind! (Not that he actually lets me read it to him, but it’s cute to page through).
Baby Shark by John John Bajet – My mom found this as a board book somewhere an sent this to us. D really likes the song (obviously) and will make little pinching motions with his fingers when he wants to read this book. It’s pretty cute. His favorite page in this one is the Great White Shark page.
Baby Touch and Feel: Baby Dinosaurs by DK – We have like three of these books and he loves them all, but he’s been really into the Baby Dinosaur one recently. They’re great because they have both soft and rough textures. For a while D was super into rough textures, so these were perfect.
Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions by Abrams Appleseed – D has always loved this book ever since he was a little(r) baby! He loves the mirror in the back and looking at all the other babies. I also saw a pic where one of Beyonce’s twins was reading this so…you know it’s got to be good if Beyonce’s giving it to her babies.
That’s Not My Panda by Fiona Watt – There are other books in this series, I believe, but this is the one we have. They all look super cute though! D loves scratching the panda’s back and feeling the soft belly at the end.
Never Touch a Monster by Make Believe Ideas Ltd – This is just one more touch and feel book that has super fun textures. We also have the dragon one and it looks like there are others in the series as well!
First 100 Words by Roger Priddy – This book is so great! It’s really basic with words and pictures grouped together in categories. D used to love the bath time pages with all of the babies, but lately he’s been gravitating more towards the animal pages.