Why did we select this book?
Having a 15-month-old means having many routines! Getting dressed, having a meal, playing together, reading together, taking a bath, and going to bed. This paired set of board books offers all of these routines in one.
There is lots of room for conversation and laughter when the animals children like appear in books and are doing the same things they do. When you are taking a bath or preparing for bed, remind your child about the animals in the book. For example: I am running the water like the mama elephant. I am putting water on your head just like the mama elephant did with her baby. This is how elephants and little children get clean.
When you connect your child’s life with things that happen in books, books become more important to them. The more important books are to children, the stronger their reading will be when they go to school.