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Best Books For Children And Learning The Love of Reading

Updated on March 3, 2017
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My parents read to me & my young brothers as early as I remember instilling a love of reading that has lasted throughout all of our lives.


Are you like me and did you grow up loving to read books as a child? That was my favorite gift of all time for birthdays, holidays and the like and it made for some easy shopping for my parents and grandparents. They knew what would bring a big smile to my face!

What could be easier than looking at a variety of titles and buying books? There are countless ones for children of all ages.

Before that special baby is even born the lucky parents can receive an all important baby shower book as a gift.

Following the birth baby picture books become important possessions for the proud parents.

And for the fortunate baby there are numerous choices to be made by way of providing gifts which have lasting value.

Baby books come in all types of materials. For babies who cannot yet read, they can still have the enjoyment of holding a soft book and having a loved one read to them while cuddling them and spending some quality time.


Purchasing books can begin long before that little bundle of joy arrives on the scene.

Often baby showers are thrown for the expectant parents to be.

What better gift could be given to them than a baby shower book?

In that special little book records of everything can be kept for posterity.

Who were in attendance at that baby shower? What gifts were given and by whom? What transpired at that party making it a special day to remember?

Pictures could be included in this baby shower book to create lasting memories for the future.

Long after many of the other gifts are used and forgotten, this baby shower book will remain to be a cherished part of that particular baby shower celebration. It is fun looking at the one made up when my husband was a baby. It is much like opening a time capsule from many years ago.


Baby Photo and Keepsake Book

My Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Year
My Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Year

To record your child's first precious year!


Now that the baby has arrived, this is another time that the parents would be very happy to receive a gift from you that has some special meaning.

Obviously they will want to keep those new baby photos in a special place.

Often referred to as a baby brag book these little gifts will house special photos for years to come.

These memory books can be taken with them to show off their darling little baby girl or boy to people who may not get to see every cute move that they are making or show just how much they have grown.

You cannot go wrong by giving parents or even grandparents a baby photo book as a gift that will become a cherished possession for many years to come as they fill in the pages.

We still have the one my mother-in-law made for her son. It is cute to look back at the vintage cards and other mementos kept within those pages.

It is also a reminder of the important people both relatives and friends that were a part of their lives during that momentous time.


A Love for Reading

As most people know, it is important to start talking and reading to one's baby early on in their development.

It is amazing but it has been proven that their little minds absorb new information just like little sponges.

Even while still in the womb these little babies can hear things. A mother's or father's voice reading to them can be a wonderful time of bonding.

Children who are spoken to with real adult words have a head start on others who do not have that same interaction with people in their lives. So use this precious time to talk to your infant and growing baby wisely.

A love of reading can also be instilled into them which will help them once they start going to school and also influence them positively the rest of their lives.

An excellent first set of books are of the soft variety. Babies cannot accidentally hurt themselves with cloth baby books.

Cloth or soft plastic baby books will be a toy for them at first but an interactive one if the parent also picks it up and reads to the baby from that source.

Soft baby books make excellent choices as a gift to that new baby from parents, older brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents and also friends of the family.


Would you like to make an extra special impression on the parents of a baby when giving them a gift for their child?

Why not go to the extra effort to choose personalized books for that special little one?

Not only will the parents like that extra show of effort on your part to make this gift really special, but the baby will like being read to from that special book which will undoubtedly become a keepsake item.

For parents as well as other relatives and friends who wish to have some playful fun with the baby, think of buying some baby picture books which can help teach the child shapes, colors and names of things.

It can provide great interactive fun.

When reading to and playing with that special baby be prepared for lots of smiles and laughter as that puppet on your finger helps to tell the story.

This will provide as much fun for you as the baby!

Baby reading Animal Book

When it comes to purchasing baby books there are countless types of books for children as well as fun titles from which to choose.

Just take a look at baby board books and sets of baby books as well as those that make sounds to see what I mean!

For the person wishing to give a gift that will have lasting significance in a little tyke's life and help to positively advance his or her development think of buying books for children.

Those early baby books are probably the most important of them all. It will always be high on my list when it comes to giving gifts to children and their parents.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Always Optimist,

      In the beginning it is not so much a specific book that is needed. It is the fact of a parent reading to a child and pointing out colors, shapes and names of things. A magazine with colorful photos could be used for that. As soon as they are old enough kids like having their own books and like repetitive story telling. It is one way that they learn. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Always Optimist 4 years ago from India

      Baby books are very useful memories. I didn't have any baby book growing up but when i would have children then surely I would go for one for my baby and I am going to keep pictures and also i am going to get lots of story books for them for sure. Very interesting read. voting up and awesome and useful

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      That sounds like a great idea! Perhaps you can fill in many of the names and dates for her before you give it to her as a gift just like your mother-in-law did. Thanks for your comment, pin and the share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Marilyn Kee,

      Am sure that these types of books would be welcomed at that baby shower! Thanks for your comment...and have fun at that shower! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Lastheart,

      So glad that you liked this. Books are so important and should be encouraged at an early age. Thanks for your comment, share and the pin.

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