My baby boy was five months old when NYC started shutting down. Today, I officially have a seven month old. Time really flies when you’re having fun. Milo has learned to roll over, sit up and eat solid foods. His favorite seems to be butternut squash. He’s babbling and has learned to be independent and clingy all at the same time. He’s curious and likes to explore. His recent favorite place to roll is to his stack of books. I like to think that my arrangement of the books in a rainbow motif is what enticed him.
Hubby and I read to Milo before bed every night. These days he seems more engaged and excited when we turn the page. Sometimes, he even turns them himself. Board books are a must. Milo puts everything in his mouth. He likes interactive books…books you can touch and move pieces. He also likes books that have lots of onomatopoeia. Yes, I used a big word and I’m proud of it.
Check out 10 of his favorites below in no particular order.
1. Where’s the Unicorn? By Ingela P Arrhenius
Super colorful. Felt flaps hide hidden gems.
2. Little Blue Truck By Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
Lots of onomatopoeia here. AND this seems like a favorite among the kiddies. Every time I post about it, moms everywhere RAVE about how happy this books makes their little one. AND there’s a whole series of Little Blue Truck books. Going to try Little Blue Truck Leads the Way next!
3. I Love You Forever By Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw
Remember when Joey didn’t have a gift for Emma on Friends so he read a book to her on camera? This is the book! And it’s amazing. It’s a little silly when you read it, but it’ll have you crying every time by the end. I cry every. single. time. And I know what’s going to happen!
4. Chomp Goes the Alligator By Matthew Van Fleet
Chomp goes the Alligator is a new favorite. So many things to touch in this book. Milo loves when the alligator goes, “chomp chomp chomp.” Giggles every time.
5. If I Were a Monkey By Jellycat
Short, simple book. Lots of textures on every page. Milo loves this one. He’s obsessed with monkeys and loves the tale that comes out of the book.
6. Chicka Chicak Boom Boom By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
A fun book about the alphabet and what happens they all want to go up the coconut tree.
7. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By Laura Numeroff
Classic book about what happens when a hungry mouse shows up at your doorstep.
8. Hippopposites By Janik Coat
Great opposites book! Bold colors and lots of textures. Well done and a great gift!
9. I Thought I Saw a Bear! By Lydia Nichols
Awesome slider book. This book is one big game of hide and seek. Perfect because Milo just learned peek-a-boo. Also comes in dinosaur, penguin, lion and others if your little one prefers a different animal.
10. Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Classic. Reading this to Milo actually lulls him to sleep. Goodnigh, mush…
These are all tried and true. My bestest friends and mom friends figured out what works and passed along their knowledge. I’ve tried them all and these are Milo’s favorites. I hope you enjoy!
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