Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

Ten Books For the Earliest Readers by Annie McMahon Whitlock


I chose today’s re-blog because it’s Universal Children’s Day :-)

Nerdy Book Club

When I was pregnant with my daughter Maggie, guests to my baby showers brought books as gifts. It was great to build her first book collection and to see what everyone else thought was necessary reading for the young children. There were so many great books that I looked forward to reading her stories from the minute we had her home. For a while, I was disappointed that my daughter only seemed to want to eat books as opposed to sitting and listening to a story. But once I understood that putting books in your mouth was an acceptable early reading skill, I realized that kids less than one year old have may have their own preferences to the kind of books they like.

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Baby Touch and Feel Books by DK Publishing

When Maggie was old enough to sit in my lap and touch books intentionally (4-5 months old), she…

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