I LOVE reading and when I was a child always had 2-3 books on the go at one time. Really want DS to love reading too and would like any advice you might have on how to get started.
Admitedly he is only 8 months and it might be a bit early , but no harm in it???
Hi I read to my DD who is 6 months. sometimes at betime and sometimes in the day.
I like the farmyard tales stories published by usbourne. I got a great deal with all off them for about £13 from the bok people.
The 'thats not my' books are also great.
Books that rhyme are also goood,I like Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd, Allen alberg is also good I have a book called 'monkey do ' which is lovely.
I think rhymes are good as they are obviously very rhythmic and therefore accessable to little ones who might not look at the picture. there are lots of old faves too, 'Dear zoo' 'The hungry caterpillar' etc.
I teach children with SEN and eas accessable stories are ones I regulaly look out for .. thats where I found the monkey book. I would also suggest reading a book several times and it has been suggested on the sleep threads (I was browsing last night)
to read the same book every night as a sleep cue.
I have got some really lovely books in the 3 for 2 offers in Waterstones or Borders
we started to go to the library once a week from about 12 months and chose a couple of books a week. We still go now and ds is 4, he LOVES books.
we have shelves and shelves of books ourselves for ds and he knows them all very well.
birthdays and xmas we ask for books for him.
we looked at books at bed time every night, i never READ to him, we looked at and described pictures and scenes from books till he was about 3ish.
there are thse usbourn feeliy books which are simple and fab for tiny wee ones.
Our library have a "for sale box" in the children section selling old library books for 25p, i buy these regularly rather than new books.
like you i read loads as a child and im hoping that ds will love books too as he gets older, i will try to encourage him to read before seeing film versions of books.
dera zoo, we L O V E D that book and read it over and over and over.
the very hungry catapillar and we are going on a bear hunt.
this is the bear is lovely too.
God, there are so many wonderful childrens books out there arent there!
My dd is 6 months, and we've persevered with books from birth. She's had a library card from 12 weeks. She's moved from ignoring them, to slapping them, now to actually looking at them and turning pages of board books.
Her attention span is obviously limited at this age and some of the classics eg Gruffalo, hungry caterpillar are a bit long. Anything with faces, and colours goes down a treat though, and the biggest success has been the Dorling Kindersley (sp?) Touch and Feel range, which we borrowed from the library.
oh yes, the library, our local one does a story time once a week its great for the little ones. Someone different reads to them other than mummy and they see other childen enjoying books too. I used to take mindees (not everyweek maybe but often enough to make it special)