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Animals, Zoom, Mommies and Babies set

Author: Simms Taback

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ISBN: 9781934706879

Publisher: Blue Apple Books

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2014 - 2015

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Animals, Babies

Book Acticity

Simms Taback's bright colors and bold illustrations bring a fresh look to beginning concept board books. The three board books present colorful cartoon images of different types of cars and trucks, animals and birds, and mommies and babies.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

Why did we select this book?

We often select "words books" like the ones in this set because they offer an introduction to the things your child will discover in everyday life, in conversations, and in other books as they grow. Building a strong vocabulary is one of the most important things we can do for our little ones' future success in literacy. The books' illustrations have bold colors and a nice black line outlining each image. Books with these sharp visuals are some of the first book images that your baby's developing eyesight can start focusing on.

Book Acticity
Related Activities

The sturdiness of these books means you can bring them with you wherever you go and leave them out for your baby anywhere. Pull them out anytime you have opportunities for lap time with your baby. The goal is not to teach your child all the words or objects on the pages. The book simply gives you an excuse to talk about what is on the page. For example, you might point to the fire truck and talk about the fire truck you saw on the road. You might point to the picture of the cow and tell your child what sound a cow makes. Your baby may not understand all the words you are saying, but they are hearing the best sound in the world to them–your voice.


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