3 children’s books with stories for young children

Does your child love rhymes and movement games? These three children’s books contain the perfect recipe for a fun game for young kids: A mixture of speech, repetition and touch activities.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Reading children’s books together.
Babies are wired to seek out the features of human faces, and will be drawn to any representation of basic human features.
Photo: Johnér

Nursery rhymes and movement games usually contain repetition. Repetition is a way for children to feel that they have control of their surroundings. Your child will shriek with joy when he or she has learned what’s going to happen next.

  1. Look! Look! / Look at Baby’s House! / Look! Look! Outside 
    High contrast little board books that introduce one extra primary color at a time. The contrast and simple shapes develop and train a baby’s eyes, as well as stimulate a baby intellectually. By Peter Linenthal
  2. Art for Babies / Faces for Babies
    12 black-and-white images created by well-known contemporary artists, and selected to tie in with research findings that suggest focusing on high-contrast images as the first step in developing visually and figuring out images and eventually words. The second book has the same approach – babies are wired to seek out the features of human faces, and will be drawn to any realistic or artistic representation of basic human features. Both curated by Yana Peel
  3. I Love Colors
    Provides the basic concept of bright colors, as well as photographic images of children, which young children up to 3 years old will relate to and enjoy looking at while learning about colors and the world around them. By Margaret Miller

Top 3 book picks from children’s librarian Sophia at the Akron Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio