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Books are essential parts of a baby’s development. A child’s cognitive development is attached to what he sees and hears; consequently, making books a great choice for any parent seeking to enhance the learning curves of their little ones. However, most parents get confused as to what type of books they should buy. This guide contains types of story books that will increase your child’s interest in reading over time.

Types Of Story Books To Buy

  1. Black And White Books

When babies are born, their eyes are not fully developed, which creates a different visual perception. They only see high-contrast patterns (white, black, and shades of grey), as the rest are blurry. For this reason, black and white books register strongly in their brains, gradually building their optic nerves. High-contrast books are ideal for babies within zero to three months.
  1. Tactile Books

Tactile books provide an interactive learning experience for your little pal, even when she hasn’t learned to flip the pages of a book. They are made from materials ranging from fabric to boards to vinyl, making it ideal for babies to grab, stroke, shake, and even munch. These books are suitable for babies within 4 to 6 months.
  1. Rhyming Books

Rhyming books are great interactive and learning tools for babies. They incorporate easy-to-understand patterns that open up the mind of your little pal to alphabets and their applications in word formations. These baby books help your child to build a retentive memory via the use of patterns and sequences. Babies within 6 to 12 months can enjoy rhyming books.
  1. Story Books

You can enjoy a bedtime story with your newborn, notwithstanding her age. When buying story books, it is advised that you get books that improve a baby’s nightrest; this helps build a strong bond between you and your newborn.

How To Give Your Baby A Great Reading Experience

  1. Create A Conducive Environment

Enjoy quality time with your baby, as you read her a heart-warming bedtime story every night. Another option, is to spend time with your little buddy, flipping pages and pointing to bright, colourful pictures - all done quietly. This is one sure way to end the evening with your loved-one.
Active babies tend to lose interest over long periods, as their minds dart around, shortly focusing on one item before moving to the next one. For this reason, you need to put aside items that will create a distraction.
  1. Add Life To Your Stories

Babies get bored, just like adults. These little buddies don’t understand too many words, but they rely strongly on the voice of their parents. The use of over-the-top expressions, laced with emotional prosody can spice up bedtime stories.
  1. Increase Interaction By Asking Questions

As your baby grows, their imagination broadens. They can vividly imagine stories and life-like characters in their little worlds. Questions can further enhance their cognitive development and improve their learning curve. At this point, you can strike conversations that centre around feelings and emotions - no other better period to do that than during a storytime.

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