Baby Gift - Give a Great Gift - Children's Books
The Gift Of Books
What's the best gift to give a child that will encourage learning and enable them to reach the world from their homes? A library card. Books open the doors to secret places, and invite children to come in and explore. But, long before a baby is able to even hold a book in his or her hands, the gift of reading to baby is priceless. If there are older children in the home, a mother can prepare them for the new addition with children's books about new babies. These books help young children understand the process of birth and the kinds of things that will change in their home when their new baby arrives. If the couple are adopting a child, there are baby books for adopted children as well. These books reinforce the specialness of being adopted and help youngsters in the family adapt.
When a baby shower has been planned, it's a novel idea to make it a theme party and turn it into a "Library for Baby." A children's book baby shower is a great way to build a library for a child, starting with baby books that have flaps that lift and have colorful illustrations. A baby can begin to glimpse the surrounding world through baby books. Baby can learn about animals and families through picture books and baby stories. Guests who are bringing children's books for a baby shower may find a good selection of baby's story books in a kids gift shop. Places like Baby Phat Kids Clothing have an entire section devoted to books for babies and young children. A personalized gift of a story book for a new baby is a special gift that will stay with the child for a lifetime.
Choosing That Special Book
Another type of baby shower gift book is one that records baby's first year. Everything that occurs, from the moments before birth until the family is singing "Happy Birthday One-Year-Old" can be recorded in pictures and a written journal. A mother can capture the first precious happenings in baby's life, remembering the date and exactly how old baby was when that special event occurred.
Starting baby off on a lifetime of reading can begin with children's books for a new baby. These include lullabies, and stories about stars and sleep that are often read at bedtime, when mother and baby have a few quiet minutes together. Books of prayers for babies are another common genre for new babies. Bath books that feature ducks and ponds teach baby that he or she is not the only one who loves water. Babies relate well with other babies and with animals, so the use of animal stories is common in this genre.
Buying story books in kids gift shops can be advantageous since you are able to see what books are best suited for the specific age of the child you are buying for. If it's a birthday for a three-year-old, then there are wonderful stories for pre-schoolers, like The Bunny Planet by Rosemary Wells, The Island of Skog Steven Kellogg and Good Night Moon by Margret Wise Brown. These are but a very few of the excellent books available.
The Genre - What's Included?
Children who are raised with books learn very early to respect them and handle them carefully. Babies love colorful pictures, as do younger children. They love to turn pages and will "read" to you when they learn the stories themselves. An abundant supply of age-appropriate reading is important to stimulate the mind and imagination of a child. As they learn to love and appreciate books, their minds are stimulated to explore and grow.
Books about animals are always a favorite as well. Bambi, Old Yeller, and other stories of animals are read and remembered for a lifetime. It is never too early to start children on classics. Among the classic tales for children we find the stories of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Snow White, Cinderella, and The Frog Prince. As they get older, authors the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling will keep them hungering for more. Children growing up with books are inclined to be more articulate, interesting, and interested in the world around them.
Introducing children's books to a new baby is the way to get them hooked on literature for life.