If you have previously recommended this thread, you should see a tick / check mark on the recommend button. Click the tick to undo the recommendation (the tick may appear to change to a cross as you do this.) If you added a comment with your recommendation, you will need to delete that from your facebook wall separately.
The Black and White patterns/faces ones are great - we propped them up in the side of the cot and they stared at them for a good while. The JellyCat cloth books are good - Hello Giraffe, Animal Tails etc - they can chew on them etc 'That's not my...' Series - different textures to poke, lots of interest when they get a bit older Peekaboo Moo & Dear Zoo - the entertainment is more in the animal noises you make at this tstage, once they get older they'll love doing the flaps Or just get stuff that you can bear reading, as they won't really care at this stage. Lots of Gruffalo/Tiddler etc in the early days in this house as I quite enjoyed them.
My baby was obsessed with books even when this tiny & we indulged her - she was confidently reading by 2 even though we knew she had memorised the story as repeating back parrot fashion, she fooled a LOT of others
She's now barely 10 & has a reading age way above her real age & confidently eats up YA books - so in short, ignore the scoffers, there is no harm in feeding his interest, even if it is just patterns/noises that interest him now
Yes I have but encouraging books is not something I thought would get mocked. Surely it doesn't matter whether he wants to chew a board book or read the famous five as long as he is interested in them.
I shall get him some more then rockinhippy, thanks.
rockin are you serious? If we are on some kind if brag trip, my DS reads exceptionally, and at 8 reads full novels in a day or two. He reads to P7's, and has been selected by his headteacher to attend a forthcoming reading event that is normally for age 10+.
He had bugger all interest in 'books' at 14 weeks. Or 14 months. Certainly not ones with words in them.
Pick books you like and read them with animated voices. You will end up reading them over and over for the next few years, that's why it's important to pick ones you like. Pretty much all of the hairy mclary books & anything by julia Donaldson worked for me. We are still reading these now at 4 although now together. They aren't listening to the stories as tiny babies just their parents voices but that's an important stage.
Yes, maybe I worded it wrongly. Apologies for that, I was just looking for some ideas. There is a lot in the baby books that says you must read to your baby from when they are born so I guess I had that in the back of my mind. I am first time mum, feeling my way through it all, apologies if i annoyed anyone.