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Author: Sebastien Braun
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Lift the Flap
Year Distributed: 2013 - 2014
Availability: Past Books
Themes/Topics: Play, Babies, Baby Faces
A colorful, interactive lift-flap storybook for babies who love to play peek-a-boo features a sequence of endearing, partially hidden babies engaged in familiar activities while hiding beneath a big hat, behind a stack of books, and under a blanket.
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. Babies at this age are starting to understand how things go together. By repeating the same format over and over, your baby can start to figure out what will happen next and be delighted!
You know from playing games of a peek-a-boo that the anticipation is almost as good as the surprise and the excited, “Peek-a-boo!” that follows. You can build excitement around this book by pausing to draw in your breath (just like you do to build excitement when playing a real peek-a-boo game) before turning the flap to reveal the baby picture. Make connections where you can between your baby and the babies in the picture. Does your baby have a messy face at mealtime like the baby in the picture? Does your baby sleep under a blanket like the baby on the last page? Making connections between your baby’s real world and the world in the book can make a even book more special to them.
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