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Board Book Collection for Infants and Toddlers Introduce Early Reading

Updated on December 9, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Introduce Ocean Creatures to Your Little One with Bubbles and Friends

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Bubbles and Friends in Adorable Board Book

Board books now come in all subjects to introduce infants and toddlers to reading. Silver Dolphin Publishing has a collection fo adorable board books for the little ones that parents and teachers/caregivers can add to their bookshelf for the little ones to choose and enjoy.

Bubble's Ocean Friends introduces infants and toddlers to life in our oceans. Bubbles the fish loves to explore the vast ocean environment. and she encounters an array of ocean creatures as she explores. This selection is also a fun book to introduce counting to infants and toddlers. One large whale swims by as Bubbles is exploring. Two turtles come next. The octopuses come in a set of three. Four sea stars are also in a group. Five crabs round out the counting and hundreds of fish introduce a large number. Large and very colorful illustrations will engage little ones with counting the sea creatures. The number words are written in large text. Pointing to the number word as it is read introduces infants and toddlers to the readking skill of knowing that words have meaning. Bubbles and Friends presents a hands-on reading experience when learning to count. Infants and toddlers can spend hours counting the fun sea creatures.

Bubbles and Friends has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-716-1.

Baby Bear's Busy Day

Baby Bear's Busy Day is a fun bedtime story for the end of your toddler's own busy day. Baby Bear begins his day when Mom wakes him for all the exciting activities that might fill up the day. Mom loads Baby Bear onto her back and runs through the forest to explore. They stop for a snack and honey is Baby Bear's favorite. They encounter some friends as they walk along. A fox, a bunny, and butterflies are all friends that will delight your infant or toddler. Swimming in the river while deer drink is a fun activity for the day. Baby Bear falls asleep when Mom reminds him taht she loves him at the end of the day.

Baby Bear's Busy Day is illustrated in lovely pastel colors. The turquoise background for each page is especially engaging. The bears are illustrated with soft velvety material for touching. Each illustration also has an element of shine with the silver embellishments. Baby Bear's Busy Day will delight infants and toddlers with all of the elements to stimulate their senses. Enjoy this reading experience with your infant or toddler.

Baby Bear's Busy Day has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-717-8.

Delightful Pastel Colors, Shining Elements, and Fuzzy Bears for Touching in Illustrations

Mama Bear loads Baby Bear onto her back for exploring
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Shadow's Nighttime Adventure

Shadow's Nighttime Adventure is a delightful story of Shadow the cat and all of the exploring that he does at night. Shadow really liked to walk at night. his neighborhood was easy to explore and Shadow's favorite activity was walking on the roofs of houses. Sometimes Shadow would get caught in the rain. Shadow always knew when to watch for cars and he would lie very still until the cars passed by. The fireflies always were a curiosity to Shadow. Shadow took time to admire all of the stars before he completed his nightly walk.

The text is written in rhymes for a fun language activity as you read to your infant or or toddler. A splash of color with red stars, a red moon, and Shadow's eyes add to the dark illustrations that showcase the night. Shadow is also illustrated in a soft, velvety material for touching. Shadow's Nighttime Adventure also makes a delightful story to read at bedtime.

Shadow's Nighttime Adventure has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-715-4.

Delightful and Touchable Illustrations

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A splash of color amid the black of the night with Shadow's eyes
A splash of color amid the black of the night with Shadow's eyes | Source

Board Books in Infant/Toddler Classrooms

I taught in an infant/toddler classroom for a few years toward the end of my career. I found board books to be a favorite with both babies and toddlers. I always had a low bookshelf in my classroom so that even the infants who were crawling could reach the books. Board books are made of sturdy cardboard for infants and toddlers and are virtually indestructable. Toddlers like to carry books around and this encourages their interest in books and reading. Publishers are now publishing board books in a variety of subjects and board books are also now available in this form for most classical books that older children read. They make the introduction to readin easily accessible for babies and toddlers.

Teachers/caregivers in infant and toddler classrooms will find a wealth of board books for their little students.

Enjoy!

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