Baby Faces

Baby Faces

2012-2013 distribution at 6 months: This board book invites readers to lift flaps with stuffed animals on them to find the baby hiding beneath and to guess which facial expression each baby is making.

ISBN: 9780756671754
Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK
Binding: Board book
Age Group: 6 months

We selected this title because it contains two things that babies often love at this age--other babies' faces and playing peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo is a great developmental game for babies. The act of hiding something and then revealing it sets off all sorts of healthy brain connections for young ones. Books with flaps like this one can act just like a game of peek-a-boo. Hiding behind each one of the flaps are babies expressing different emotions, something you might find your child curious about.

You know from playing games of a peek-a-boo that the anticipation is almost as good as the surprise and the yelled, "Peek-a-boo!" You can build excitement around this book by pausing to draw in your breath (just like you do to build excitement when playing peek-a-boo) before turning the flap to reveal the baby picture. You can also take some time to talk about the baby's emotions on the page. The words around the baby picture can help you talk about those emotions and help your child start to understand feelings like happy, grumpy, and sleepy.

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