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Beguiling Books: Recommended children's books for reading out loud to toddlers

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At 18 months to 3 years old, children are busy. However much they love to read, they may only have time for a favorite page or two before they are on to the next thing. My toddler likes to see the bouncy ball in My Daddy and I, and wants to talk about the cheese and strawberries on a lift-the-flap first words book, and then she's done. Encourage reading time by choosing books where you can clap, sing, or have other motions that accompany the words, e.g. beautifully illustrated renditions of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Older toddlers may...

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Beguiled Baby: Recommended books for reading out loud to Baby

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Your pediatrician, neighbors, and mother will tell you (as if you didn't know) that reading aloud to children is super SUPER important. With a newborn, having the time and ability to stay awake for reading to Baby may be difficult, but by age 4 months or so, babies start really enjoying being read to, and it would be a shame to miss out. Just a few of the benefits include: Warm and cozy cuddle time with you Hearing language sounds produced over and over again as you read and re-read the same books, and beginning to recognize them  Feeling the rhythm...

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Reading to kids is as important as playing with them!

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A key characteristic of our beguiled child is their active imagination and love of reading. In the next few posts we will recommend enchanting stories and books for different age groups. In the mean time, visit our "imagine" collection for toys to inspire interactive play. 

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