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.
April showers may mean raincoats and wellies for some, but here at LilSugar, it means baby shower season has arrived! We're celebrating mamas-to-be all month with real-world baby shower coverage that takes the dread out of these festive rites of passage.
Expectant moms may recoil when someone wants to pat their belly, but they smile with delight when someone mentions the 70-year-old Pat the Bunny. The classic baby book, which invites tots to use their senses to touch, sniff, and lift their way through the book along with Judy and Paul, is a standard on many lil ones' bookshelves. Whitney Smith invoked all of the interactive portions of the book into an adorable baby shower for her friend and chronicled them on her blog. Check out the pictures and plan your own baby-book-inspired baby shower!
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Like them or not, classic books are staple gifts and bedtime reads because of their nostalgia inducing images and phrases for parents and their sweet tried and true story hooks that leave a smile on even the sleepiest kid's face.
I've always preferred reading my children contemporary tales, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for the classics like Pat the Bunny and Good Night Moon. I have put together a list of my favorite go-to traditional tales. What's the classic in your house?
All week we have been telling you about some of our favorite children's books in honor of Children's Book Week. We hope the next time you need a book, you'll consider adding one of these to your kiddie library.
- Goodnight Moon — Do you love the red balloon and the old lady whispering hush?
- Pat the Bunny — Now YOU pat the bunny.
- Freckleface Strawberry — Cherish those freckles and everything else about you!
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs — Have your kids rolling around in bed thinking about overcooked broccoli falling from the sky.
This week is Children's Book Week and to kick it off, we wanted to feature an old classic that makes us smile. You probably remember it from your childhood and will also enjoy reading it to your lil ones.
Pat the Bunny ($10) has been in print for 67 years and has sold over six million copies.
This modest book is simple, but remarkably entertaining for infant to preschool aged children. Patting a fuzzy white bunny and sniffing a bouquet of flowers, keeps tots stimulated from beginning to end. And, reading, "Paul and Judy play peek-a-boo. Can you play peek-a-boo with Paul?" never gets old.
Warning: All the patting, smelling, and tugging that goes on while enjoying, you might want to stock up on a couple copies. Babies like to eat the bunny, too.