Nursery rhymes and movement games usually contain repetition. Repetition is a way for children to feel that they have control of their surroundings. Your child will shriek with joy when he or she has learned what’s going to happen next.
- Look! Look! / Look at Baby’s House! / Look! Look! Outside
High contrast little board books that introduce one extra primary color at a time. The contrast and simple shapes develop and train a baby’s eyes, as well as stimulate a baby intellectually. By Peter Linenthal
- Art for Babies / Faces for Babies
12 black-and-white images created by well-known contemporary artists, and selected to tie in with research findings that suggest focusing on high-contrast images as the first step in developing visually and figuring out images and eventually words. The second book has the same approach – babies are wired to seek out the features of human faces, and will be drawn to any realistic or artistic representation of basic human features. Both curated by Yana Peel
- I Love Colors
Provides the basic concept of bright colors, as well as photographic images of children, which young children up to 3 years old will relate to and enjoy looking at while learning about colors and the world around them. By Margaret Miller
Top 3 book picks from children’s librarian Sophia at the Akron Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio