My son is 5 1/2 months old. Give me some books I should read to him.My son is 5 1/2 months old. Give me some books I should read to him. Sarah #recommend #kids
Any book or magazine ! Just hearing a rich vocabulary from an early age is beneficial. Mimicking sounds they make too helps too ?
Penguin and Pinecone
At this age u can read him anything
At that age, I just read whatever book I was reading out loud to my kids.
I’m 37 and I love Julia Donaldsons books (The Gruffalo, Stick man)
I started taking my son to the library at six weeks old and got him his own library card. Every week we go and he chooses his books (he’s two now). Babies learn to associate books with love and comfort at this age, so read him ANYTHING, even if it’s whatever you’re reading and do it aloud.
I was going to make some recommendations but I can’t narrow down my faves 🙂 I have a shelf for his books on my Goodreads account, you can add me if you like 😀
May be silly, but I read books out loud to my babies starting when I was pregnant. Mostly fantasy and adventure like Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia. I read when they nurse and rock to sleep. When they get old enough to hold their own books, we read whichever they chose. All my kids are book lovers. I think it all stems from the comfort that they associate with books.
Ten tiny toes
I Love You Forever!
@Starlit what’s your website?
I just read whatever I’m reading out loud.
Touch and Feel books
Winnie the Pooh.
Kitten’s first full moon, anything by Robert Munch, and Winnie the Pooh books.
Runaway bunny, Disney’s bedtime stories, Harold and the purple Crayon, and Roald Dahl’s BFG, Matilda, etc.
Quantum physics for babies. My babies loved it.
Newtonian physics for babies (which actually sums up everything I remember from physics for college people 😉 )
Mother Goose rhymes, sing classic baby songs, fairy tales, nonsense that makes you laugh.
Rhyme is very good for speech/ language development. And it’s fun.
whatever with rhyme and rhytm
Little blue truck series is always a favorite
Bouncing songs to build rhythm and language, jingles, market to market to buy a fat pig, tumble bumble pell mell, etc.. Babies love to bounce to rhythmic songs… worked for my 3, kiddos I am a speech language path who loves music, my second language!!!
Clifford the big red dog.
You are Special.
5 – minute Star Wars stories.
When I asked a kindergarten teacher about what to read, she answered, “Its not rocket science, try something today and if it doesn’t work, try something different tomorrow.”
Counting Our Way to Maine.
Thats not my…. Check out http://www.kidsloveubooks.com/ there are over 30 diferant ones.
Because You Are My Baby
Cat in the Hat
The Wizard of Oz
You can read to him a book you are currently reading as long as you use inflections in your voice and facial gestures…it’s the sound of your voice that is going to bond him to you and a love for books. And you get your own reading time in too!
Anything. At this stage, it is about hearing your voice and bonding. The stories you read will impact him in ways you can never imagine and open his imagination. Read the classics to him. Read Roald Dahl books. His brain is growing faster now and making more neural connections than it ever will.
The piggie book
The napping house and King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub and he won’t get out. Also by Don and Audrey Wood.
The Cranky Bear series – still to this day I say to my kids ‘In the jingle jangle jungle, on a cold and rainy day …’
When I was in school studying to be an elementary school teacher, I started a collection of picture books. Some favorites: Tough Boris by Mem Fox, Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg…also some classics, The Velveteen Rabbit, Each Peach, Pear, Plum, Blueberries for Sal…!! Fun topic ?
s for Sal is one of my childhood favorites. I picked a copy up one time at a yard sale and I treasure it!!!
That’s not my…… (loads of different books in this series – very tactile)
At 5 1/2 months I’d say pretty much anything
Peter Rabbit or any of the Beatrix Potter books!!!
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie was one of my favs. Now they have others
I’ll Love You Forever. Try to read it without crying 🙂
Chicka chicka boom boom 🙂
I love you stinky face is my youngest son’s fav ?
Anything by Sandra Boynton
Bear Snores On.
If animals kissed goodnight
And I agree, Sandra Boynton
P.s. I love reading Bear Snores On, and would probably read it even if I didn’t have a baby.?
Where the wild things are
Animalia, Dr Seuss
Maybe some Avengers comics, books with some pictures and an engaging story. Books that will grab his attention and interest to want to read more.
Little bear by Maurice Sendak. I am a bunny by Richard ScaRry a book i never got tired of reading to kids and grand kids. Great beginner book.
Clifford the big red dog
I love you this much
Thomas the tank series
Some of these are too long for a 5 month old.
Annette De Felice Gavigan not really. You don’t have to read the whole thing. It’s more about the pictures and your tone of voice anyways. I rad these and more to my son and daughter and they are incredible readers now. It’s all about the 2000 books I the first 5 yrs. meme fox has written a wonderful book about the importance of reading to your infant/toddler.
Julia Donaldson’s books
Ask him what his favourite animal is then both of you make up a story together. My daughters fav animal is a Tiger so we give him a name and discuss where he lives, in a zoo or roams free in Africa ☺️☺️
He is 5 1/2 months….
Kid tested, mother approved 🙂 and the second photo is a few that stood the test of time that all three of my kids loved.
Read anything you want. The sound of your voice is what will comfort him.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by M.W. Brown
Brow Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
Where the sidewalk ends & where the wild things are
I love llama llama books
Mr men books
Brown bear brown bear what do u see
My brother and I are 10 yrs apart in age. When he was an infant I would sit with him and read my textbooks in a tone he liked. He ended up in the gifted program many years later. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Lol
anything doctor suess
My son loved “The Monster at the End of this Book!”
Oh I forgot about that one… it was my eldest daughter’s favorite.
My favorite! My daughter loved this one!
Anything by Sandra Boyton.
Chocolate mousse for greedy goose by Julia Donaldson and Love you forever by Robert Munsch
Also Interrupting Chicken
Honestly, I think you could read anything to him. It’s the sound of you reading and the tone of your voice that matter at that age.
Barnyard dance,snuggle puppy
I used to read Newsweek to my daughter when she was an infant. I just read it in a sing songy manner
Goodnight Moon, Good night Gorilla, Owl babies, the hungry caterpillar, the boo hoo baby, Hug,
Go Away Big Green Monster
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (but you have to read it correctly in the chant, and act out the parts with the kid. Makes it so much more fun!)
If Everybody Did
The Golden Books are good books for little ones.
The hungry caterpillar
Pout pot fish. Great rhythm.
Little red hen
Good night moon
Read the books your reading to him…
5 little monkeys
are you my mother
Cat in the hat etc
Board books are great, since they are durable and he can handle them without you having to caution him about bending pages.
The Very Hungry Catapiller.
I used to read to my daughter from whatever book I was reading. Id just soften my voice. She particularly liked The Stand in my best Mary Poppins type voice.
Good Night, Moon and I’ll Love You Forever!!
The Velveteen Rabbit.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
high contrast images and repetitive sounds chicka chicka boom boom, dr. seuss.. good night moon, love you forever
Definitely Dr Suess
Anything by Dr Seuss!
Look on ebay for the original 3 pirates they be a bit old for him now but maybe not in a year or2 or get him some cloth books
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Anything, even The Shining.
Pat the bunny. A first book babies love to hear over and over again…
Beatrice Potter. Also any books that have bright pictures.
Message To A Black Man
Anything Jez Alborough.
Goodnight moon ??
I added you, how old is Cecil?
He will be 4 months on July 1st
@Starlit that’s awesome ?
I’m going to create a list for Colin now on goodreads. I have a board for his books on Pinterest but this will be easier.
I never got into Pinterest, it was too “busy” for me. I haven’t completed Cecil’s bookshelf yet, I’m hoping to do so today
doesnt matter much you just want hime to hear the spoken word
Anything by Richard Scarry