Good books for 4 month old...?

Sarh - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 16 weeks (4 months on the 10th). For a week or two now he has shown a great interest in books, magazines, etc that I'm reading. He sits there and studies every page and does this for as long as you hold the book or what not in front of him. He also reaches and grabs for the book etc. What would be good books for him? And for daddy or myself to read to him? His big sister who is 4.5yrs old "reads" (tells a story from the pictures or memory) her books to him and she holds his attention for a LONG time! I thought it was supposedly hard to hold an infants attention, and w/what I would think was a boring book... haha. I hate reading, but I do read to my daughter every night, she loves it, and my hubby loves to read, he reads any and everything.
Thanks ladies!! :)

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Amy - posted on 10/06/2010

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The best thing about amazon is if the total is over $25 you qualify for free shipping on most things. and no taxes.... another pop up book that your son would probably love is "Wide mouthed frog" There are others but these I found were rated the highest

Sarh - posted on 10/06/2010

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Thanks ladies. I will look at WalMart... since working at Target I have avoided Wal Mart, also the closest Wal Mart by my house is yucky (that's most wal marts but this is just bad!). I haven't tried Amazon, but I will look, my hubby is on Amazon all the time looking at random things he knows I will tell him no about. haha.

Amy - posted on 10/06/2010

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My daughter loves pop up books. shes only 12 weeks but she will stare at them forever.... Theres books on Amazon you can look at the ratings. theres one people said was really good called "A tasty pop up"or something like that if you put those words in the search box it will come up as the 2nd result I believe.

Kathy - posted on 10/04/2010

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Funny Frog is REALLY short, we found a Winnie the Pooh cloth book at WalMart, she loves to play with it, and what about a nursery rhymes book?? If you can find one that is a board book then its win win, baby has the book and its not a long story to keep awake to read.

Sarh - posted on 10/04/2010

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Thank you. I haven't seen any of the cloth or bath books... card board or plastic books any where... I have looked at Target and Wal-Mart.

Alison - posted on 10/04/2010

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The first books we read with the girls were from the Baby Einstein collection, or Hop on Pop (Dr. Seuss), Goodnight Moon and the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

I also recommend cloth or bath books. These are books that he can really play with, hold and put in his mouth. I read that part of developing a relationship with books is playing with them.

Sarh - posted on 10/03/2010

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Oooh!! BROWN BEAR! :) haha. I've heard bad reviews or what not about baby einstien videos... books will probably be better!

Lisa - posted on 10/03/2010

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We like Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Baby Einstien books, board books are the best since all she wants to do is eat them!

Morgan - posted on 10/03/2010

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My daughter is 8 months and she loves Dr Suess, we have all of them!!! she really loves horton hatches the egg, thudwick the big hearted moose, yertle the turtle, cat in the hat, and of corse green eggs and ham :)

Sarh - posted on 10/03/2010

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Kathy, even reading short stories to my 4 yr old at bed time I start yawning. If I read to my self I fall asleep quickly. And haven't tried reading to baby yet.
Michelle I some how forgot about Dr. Suess... how in the world did I almost forget about those books?!?! WOW! lol.
Thanks for the reminder!

Michelle - posted on 10/03/2010

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Im starting the dr. suess collection for my 4 month old. I loved them books as a kid!

Kathy - posted on 10/03/2010

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my daughter and I were reading Stewart Little.... problem is I too don't like to read and mommy lost interest but she loves Funny Frog and Robert Munch's I love you Forever

Sarh - posted on 10/01/2010

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Thanks Christina! :) I wasn't sure if the cloth books would maybe bore him after "reading" mommy, daddy, and big sister's books and magazines.

Christina - posted on 10/01/2010

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When our litte boy Mason was 4 months old(he's almost7 months now) I bought him some cloth books, and started reading to him. They are awesome. But of course, Any book is awesome when you read to them. Mason tries to "read" he will flip his book(his favorite is Curious George Goes To The Zoo,) It doesn't have any words, just different pictures, you can make the story up with your imagination, that's why I love it.

Sarh - posted on 10/01/2010

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Thank you! I as well like Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Jessyka - posted on 10/01/2010

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really, any books are good! check out your local library sale, your local thrift stores, and any used book stores you have around. at his age, board books are perfect because they are much more sturdy than regular books.

some of my favorites:

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
any of the Touch and Feel books
Dr. Suess's ABC's
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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