Choose engaging books

Picture books with flaps or different textures to touch keep hands busy.

When kids interests in books begins

Between 4-6 most baby may begin to show more interest in books. He will grab & hold books, but will mouth, chew, and drop them as well.

Book Suggestion: The Night Before Halloween

Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem.

But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters in this fun-filled book The Night Before Halloween

Books can be part of “special time”

Children who love books learn to read. Books can be part of special time with your child.

Book Suggestion: I’m a Big Brother

I'm a Big BrotherTold through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, in I’m a Big Brother.

From: Amazon

Book Suggestion: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kids have good and bad days. This book shows them a bit about how to deal with it in a fun story.

From: Amazon.com

Book Suggestion: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

There's a Wocket in My Pocket!There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes.

In this silly Bright and Early Book classic by Dr. Seuss, a young boy goes exploring in his house and finds an array of fun characters!

From: Amazon.com

Book Suggestion: Everyone Poops

Everyone PoopsEveryone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Book Suggestion: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsThis is a funny book with an imaginative concept. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a great beginner reader book.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Book Suggestion: My Little Sister Ate One Hare

As children lend an ear to My Little Sister Ate One Hare, Bill Grossman’s counting book, they will have but one question: "What creature will that girl eat next?!

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems is a book targeted to alternative methods of ADHD treatment.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up. This dinosaur pop-up book contains fun pop-ups with explanatory text.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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600 Black Spots: A Pop-up Book for Children of All Ages (collectible pop up book)
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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The Scrambled States of America is a great way to introduce kids to the States of the US. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
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Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Exploring books

After Reading a Story let your child explore the book and play with toys and objects that remind her of the book. Talk about the book and relate it to his own experiences.

From: National Center for Family Literacy.

Book Friday: Hooked on Phonics: Toddler Deluxe Edition.

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Toddler Deluxe Edition.

Hooked on Phonics: Discover Reading – Toddler Edition is the second building block in teaching a child to read. This program, geared for ages 18 months to 36 months, makes reading interactive by asking questions while looking at pictures and fosters a love of books and reading.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Book Friday: Curious George

The Complete Adventures of Curious George is a hardcover book you can share from your youth. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
From:Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

As questions when reading

After reading a book, take time to ask your child question about what he liked or didn’t like about the story.

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