A Child's Own Library
Updated: Mar 7, 2022
Here are suggestions for building a sweet collection for a home library that will grow up with your child.
Reading to your baby and child builds an unbreakable bond (between you, your child and books) as it establishes a foundation in pre-literacy and preparation to become a life-long reader. When a child has her own books they can be loved over and over, because they are hers to have at home as forever friends.
A child's own library of personal books friends does not have to be a big one, but just a few solid (and fun) classics will be enough to grow a reader at home. Fertilizing your child's book and story literacy with a library card at your local public library - is true tool to wealth, a life of treasure, and it's free. But having a ready handful of steady, good books that never leave a child's life - will be a priceless investment.
Here are a few of the basics I have come to treasure over the years (decades) of being a Children's Librarian, a parent, and now - a grandparent.
Books to Start a Baby's Life
Mother Goose from the very start of a baby's life (even in utero) is a sure fire foundation builder! The rhymes in Mother Goose lend well to word seeding, cadence and rhythm - and why they have been around for generations uncountable.
Here are two of my favorites.
Board Book Basics
Classic stories that have stood the test of time - in board book form - are a baby and toddlers best and first friends - hard enough to hold, to kiss and to chew!