Baby Shower Gifts: Best Books for the First Year

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At my Baby Shower, one of the best ideas we did (thank you, Pinterest), was having everyone bring their favorite childhood book and write a note to my daughter instead of bringing a card. That way, not only do we get some great books for story time, but she will grow up with these amazing and encouraging notes from her great grandma, both grandmas and our close friends . A definite win, win in my book! And boy did everyone bring the best books! It was part nostalgic to see the books of my childhood and part emotional to read everyone’s notes to my little girl.

They say that reading to your child at a young age helps with parental bonding and developing language and communication skills. Even if your baby is barely out of the newborn stage, start reading now! Black and white books are perfect for the visual stimulation of infants. It’s never too early to start reading!

So here is a list of the perfect baby shower gift books if you know someone with a bun in the oven. Or if you have a little bun of your own, here are the perfect books to start reading at story time.

1. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go

2. “Guess How Much I Love You

3. “The Little Engine That Could

4. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

5. “Goodnight Moon

6. “Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

7. “The Foot Book

8. “Llama Llama Red Pajama

9. “Baby Touch and Feel Animals

10. “Giraffes Can’t Dance

11. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar

12. ” Where Is Your Bellybutton?

13. “First 100 Words

14. “First 100 Animals

15. “I Prayed For You

16. “The Giving Tree

17. “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

18. “Dr. Seuss’s ABC

19. “Peek-a-Who

20. “On The Night You Were Born

21. “Look Look

22. “Where’s Spot?”

23. “Go, Dog. Go

24. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

25. “The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Well thank you so much for reading this list! What was your favorite childhood book? Was it listed above? Let me know in the comments below!


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