You might not remember it, but your mother probably read to you every single day when you were a baby. It’s essential to teach your baby the English language – as well as giving them much-needed bonding time.
If you want to read your baby the best stories you possibly can, come with me and let’s explore which children’s stories are sure to have your little angel begging for more.
“Guess How Much I Love You”
My mother often read me this classic when I was a baby, so I thought I’d share it with all of you. It’s a wonderful piece by Sam Mcbratney called Guess How Much I Love You, and it’s an award-winning bestseller that every kid seems to enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t like hearing their mother tell you how much she loves you?
“Guess How Much I Love You” is a heart-warming tale about two bunny rabbits that are trying to prove how much each one loves the other – and it gets pretty ridiculous. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just leave you to your own devices to find out the rest.
Everyone knows how important it is to tell your baby how much you love them every day, so this is the perfect book to read your baby before bed. Not only will you get the chance to tell your baby how much you love them, but you also get to watch them fall asleep to the sweet sound of your own nurturing voice. They are going to love this book.
The Giving Tree
“The Giving Tree” is easily one of the most popular children’s books of all time, but not a lot of people know how enriching it can be for your newborn baby. the writer of this book (Shel Silverstein) is a world-renowned author who just so happens to be a mother herself.
Her book “The Giving Tree” is all about the bond between a young boy and a tree that feeds him apples. This fan-favorite is not only a beautiful story about the struggles of change and time. It also happens to be a word-heavy children’s book that should help your infant get comfortable with your voice.
My mother often read this to me, and I never really understood what it was about until I picked it up around the age of 18. It’s really a masterpiece since people of all ages can enjoy its message. Nothing gold can stay.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
This book is the perfect selection for anybody trying to make their baby laugh for the very first time. It’s not so much of a story, as it is a performance. When you’re reading to your baby, it’s not really important what you say – it’s important how you say it.
Calming tones will put your baby to sleep, while “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” will have them laughing their baby socks off. I know this because (surprise) my mother sang it to me as a child. This title is very eccentric, and the story inside matches.
Next time you’re at your local book store, think about getting you and your baby a whole mess of great new books to read! They’ll love them, and you will have those memories to cherish forever.