Studies show that babies who are read to and sung to at an early age will demonstrate higher reading skills than other children. While many parents don't think a newborn is paying attention to the texts in their early days, getting them into a routine of reading will be worth the time spent in their infancy. These are 10 books every newborn nursery should have on the shelves.
Already a fan of Eric Carle's beautiful and creative illustrations in children's books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Hungry Caterpillar, I'm excited to see his art now appearing on alphabet flash cards ($15).
Each card has a letter of the alphabet on a colorful backdrop on one side and a splendidly illustrated animal to represent the letter on the other. And, the flash cards are made out of a heavy card stock, which makes for good tossing around the room without too much damage. Your lil Einstein will have the whole alphabet memorized in no time thanks to these beauties.