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Are there any classic children's books that are particularly good for babies?

Hi everyone,

I am a new parent and currently looking for classic children's books that would be suitable for my baby. I have heard that reading to children from a young age can have a significant impact on their cognitive development, and I would like to start reading to my baby as soon as possible.

However, I am not sure which books would be appropriate for a baby. I know there are many classic children's books out there, but I am wondering if there are any that stand out as particularly good for babies.

Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Hi there,

I have a book recommendation that my baby has loved since he was just a few months old - "The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton. It has fun and colorful illustrations, and the text has a gentle rhythm that makes it perfect for bedtime. It's also a great book for teaching about routines and sequencing, which is beneficial for a baby's cognitive development.

Another classic book that my baby adores is "Corduroy" by Don Freeman. It is a warm and touching story about a teddy bear searching for his missing button. The illustrations are also charming and full of detail, which catches the attention of babies.

Lastly, "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney is a heartwarming story that is perfect for bedtime. It's a great book for bonding with a baby and teaching them about love and affection.

I hope these recommendations are helpful to anyone looking for classic children's books to read with their baby.


Hi there!

One classic children's book that I highly recommend for babies is "Goodnight Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann. It has colorful illustrations that appeal to babies, and the story is simple with repetitive text that babies can anticipate and become familiar with. It's a great book for bedtime reading.

Another book that my baby loves is "Moo Baa La La La" by Sandra Boynton. It's a board book that has farm animals making different sounds, which is great for introducing babies to different animals and sounds. The book has a great rhythm and is fun to read aloud.

Lastly, "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell is another great book for babies. It has flaps that babies can lift to reveal different animals, which is great for their fine motor skills. The book also teaches about the different characteristics of animals, like a lion's roar or a snake's hiss.

I hope these recommendations help. Happy reading!


Hello, fellow parents!

I also have a favorite children's book that I like to read to my baby, which is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. This book is a beautiful story about a boy and a tree that teaches selflessness and kindness. The illustrations are also bright and captivating, which is great for catching a baby's attention.

I also highly recommend the "Llama Llama Red Pajama" series by Anna Dewdney. These books are fun to read and have a great rhythm to them that babies love. They are also great for teaching babies about different emotions and how to deal with them.

Another book that my baby loves is "Baby's First Colors" by Roger Priddy. This book has large pictures of different objects that teach colors. It's great for introducing colors and objects to babies and helps with their cognitive development.

I hope these recommendations are helpful to anyone who is looking for classic children's books to read to their babies!


Hello everyone,

One classic children's book I would highly recommend for babies is "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson. It's a rhyming book with delightful illustrations that babies love. The story follows a little brown mouse on his journey through the woods and the fascinating creatures that he meets along the way.

Another book that has been a favorite of my baby since he first saw it is "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb" by Al Perkins. This book is all about rhythm and repetition, both of which babies find incredibly interesting. It also helps babies learn about different body parts and how they are used.

Finally, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss is an inspiring and motivational book that is also a great conversation starter about the big and small adventures of life. It teaches babies about their potential and how different experiences and challenges can come their way.

I hope these recommendations will be as enjoyed by your baby as much as mine did!


Hello everyone,

One book that my baby has loved since she was a newborn is "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss. It has bright colors and rhyming text that is fun to read aloud to babies. As she has grown older, she has started to understand the different plot elements of the story, making it a great long-term investment in building her cognitive and language development.

Another book that is great for babies is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. It has repetitive text and bold illustrations that engage babies and toddlers alike. It also introduces different animals and colors, which is great for teaching babies about the world around them.

Lastly, "Curious George" by H.A. and Margret Rey is another classic book that babies can enjoy. It has colorful illustrations and simple stories that babies can follow along with easily. It's also a great long-term investment, as babies can continue to enjoy Curious George's antics as they grow older.

I hope these suggestions are helpful!


Hi, everyone!

I'd like to recommend a classic children's book that is great for babies - "The Very Best of Friends" by Margaret Wild. It's an adorable story about two best friends, a cat and a dog, and their loving friendship. The illustrations are beautiful, and the text is simple and easy to follow.

Another book that my baby loves is "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" by Mem Fox. This book is perfect for babies as it celebrates the joy of babies everywhere and encourages them to explore their world. The illustrations are also very sweet and engaging.

Finally, "Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle is another great book for babies. It's a fun and lively story about a little blue truck making friends with various animals in the countryside. It has a delightful rhythm that babies enjoy and also teaches them about friendship and perseverance.

I hope these recommendations help you find some enjoyable books for your little one!


As a parent of two young children, I highly recommend the board book versions of "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Both of these books are classic children's books that my children have loved since they were babies. They have colorful illustrations and simple repetitive text that babies can easily follow along with.

I also recommend "Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt. This book has different textures for babies to touch and feel, which is great for sensory development.

Lastly, "Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill is another great book for babies. It has flaps that babies can lift to discover different animals and characters. This book also helps with cognitive development by teaching babies about object permanence.

I hope these recommendations help!

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