It is never too early to start reading books to infants. Reading books out loud starting from birth strengthens the parent-child bond and gets your baby started on important language and literacy skills. And in truth, it doesn’t matter what you read to your babies: Just hearing any words will get them the foundations for a later vocabulary, and it’s the lap-sitting, not the book choice, that makes for good bonding time. It is better if you have a library of choices with great illustrations, entertaining stories, clever features like flaps you can lift, enriching themes, or words that are fun to say out loud (or all the above).
Below are a few recommended titles! Add these recommended baby books to your child's home library, and get ready for a snuggly storytime.