Why We Love It
Babies love looking at both babies and faces and this book features both on every page! Helen Oxenbury’s soft round babies might be as cute as cuddly as the one in your house. Babies from different races and genders happily do the things your baby does—sip (or pour) their drink, get food into their own mouth, and wave and dance about. The focus is on the adorable babies with just enough rhythmic, rhyming words to share and read together. This slightly larger format board book makes for easy page turning by young hands and will keep your baby engaged and interested for quite some time.
- Dance and sing Oxenbury’s “Clap Hands” with your little one.
- Get out some pots and pans (or plastic storage containers) or make cardboard trumpets like the babies in the book.
- Sing to the beat as your little one bangs with their hands or a wooden spoon.
- As you eat lunch together say “open wide and pop it in” when you offer some food. Making connections between the book and your child’s everyday life, strengthens the relationship between books and fun times, readying your child for a lifetime of reading pleasure.
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