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Baby & Toddler

12 Books You’ll Love Reading With Babies & Toddlers

by Eliza Smith

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It is a universally acknowledged fact that reading aloud to babies and toddlers has numerous benefits. From improving their comprehension to developing their fluency in language and pattern recognition, it even helps with building confidence. It is also a wonderful way to spend time together as a family — either one-on-one or following along and demonstrating their growing reading skills with older kids in the mix.

From classics you’ll recognize from your own childhood to modern favorites you’ll soon be able to recite in your sleep, here are 12 books we recommend for reading together with babies to foster a love of reading.