30 Best Board Books for Babies
by Amy L. Hogan
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Building your little one’s library is one of the most fun aspects of parenting. Reading to your baby is also one of the most important things you can do together. Not only is it a perfect bonding activity for the both of you, but it also offers a bunch of benefits for baby, such as improving their eyesight, motor skills, communication skills and basic knowledge, as well as empathy and problem solving. Reading has also been proven to help enhance memory and thinking skills. The rhymes in many board books are music to little ears, and photos and illustrations tend to provoke emotional and sensory responses in readers and help instill a lifetime love of literacy and language.
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Why You Need Board Books
For the earliest, budding bookworms board books are your best bet. They’re like a traditional picture book, but they usually have much thicker, sturdier pages and simple words or stories that make them perfect for babies to hold and look at and explore. There are millions of different board books to choose from, and while some are for pure entertainment, most are educational. Books that encourage interaction, such as the lift-a-flap kind or books with different-textured surfaces, are a great way to help stimulate a baby and develop their motor skills. And because of their thick cardstock and hardy construction, board books are built to last while being teethed on and tossed around by babies.
But with so many types of baby board books on the market, which are the most necessary when building your new nursery library? We’ve rounded up our 30 favorites to make your browsing a bit easier.
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