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Baby & Toddler

7 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 seven books we recommend for reading together with babies to foster a love of reading.

  • For more reading tips and book lists, visit Read Together, Be Together. This nationwide movement, developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine, celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Reading aloud regularly to babies and young children is one of the most effective ways to foster early literacy and is a key factor responsible for building language and social skills.