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Author: DK Publishing
Binding: Lift the Flap
Year Distributed: 2012 - 2013
Availability: Past Books
Themes/Topics: Babies, Baby Faces, Play
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.
Age Group 6 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Grabbing book pages
- Patting book pages
- Putting the book in their mouth, which shows their desire to explore the book further
Your little one is much more coordinated and can really grab onto things these days and not just your hair! They’re excited to get into the books you’re sharing and are increasingly able to handle the pages of board books. They’re also likely starting to drool and chew on things as their new teeth break through. It’s absolutely fine that your dear one is chewing on books now. The comfort they get from chewing on pages will be associated with books and will be another reason to love reading time!
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 6-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!
Why did we select this book?
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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