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What books do you read to your baby?

I babysit a one year old girl, and wanted to know what you read.

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Asked by AnnGodette at 6:05 PM on Jan. 1, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i read english and spanish books. mickey mouse books, care bears, things with animals cuz dd likes to point out the things she knows. books with lots of colors. sometimes i read bible story books. one time i read a cook book "thats what she picked out" my dd is 21 months old

    Answer by MaKettle87 at 6:36 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • were signed up for the imagmination libray by dolly parton, look it up online it is totaly free. they send one book a month.

    Answer by angelairelan at 7:33 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • We read all kinds of things... we really like some of the classics. (we found some awesome older books at a used book store) Things with finger plays, old childrens songs and things like that.
    We also have Disney books, Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss... and then just a bunch of other books that teach things like numbers, colors, shapes or whatever.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:25 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • OMG I don't think I have enough room to list them all. . . depends on the attention span of your child. short attention span = Snug House, Bug House or Snow Bugs (both by Susan Schade), My New Boy (Joan Phillips), Sleep Tight (sesame street)(by Constance Allen and David Prebenna) Any Sandra Boynton board book (oh my, oh my, oh Dinosaure, Barnyard Dance, Hippos go bezerk)

    Longer attention span Marc Brown books (my son loves DW and likes Arthur) mmm. . . Dr Seuss books like Green Eggs & Ham, Mulberry Street, Mceligots pool, PD Eastman books like Are You My Mother and Flap Your Wings, Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire, Its Not Easy Being A Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

    I know this is a long list. my son loves to have books read to him (he's 2 though). Check out your local library.

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 12:01 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Use books with patterns. For example, Eric Carle books are great. Each page has a different animal but there's a pattern to the story. Good Night Moon helps with vocabulary building. She should start pointing to pictures you call out. Where's the red balloon? Be sure to read the title and author so that as she continues reading it'll help her see the concepts of print :)

    Answer by Vero0724 at 1:53 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

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