Happy Toddler Thursday! Reading in our house is really important to us and so we try to read books whenever we can. We started reading to Bennett at a very young age and even read books to him when he was only a few weeks old. We received a lot of “open the flap” type board books for Bennett when he was a baby, so these are his favorite types of books to read and look through. Bennett will usually only sit still long enough your you to read these types of books, so I think we have spoiled him by reading interactive books with him all the time. Sometimes he will sit still long enough for a few select “regular books” but it always just depends on the book. I felt like it was time to start introducing Bennett to some of the classic literature books that are out there.
While I was searching for some new books for Bennett, I came across a company called BabyLit. BabyLit books are an easy way to introduce your little one to the world of classic literature. Their books include some of the classic writers such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan Poe. I have to admit, when I first learned about these baby books, I didn’t quite understand how a toddler would understand (or be interested in) stories like Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice or Wuthering Heights but after seeing these books in person, I completely get it now. These books take the stories and break them down into colorful pictures and phrases from the original stories that are perfect baby browsing.
We received Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Moby Dick and The Jungle Book. Bennett actually loved looking through them! He seemed to love all the pictures and spent a lot of time going through all the books over and over again. I thought that this was a great way to introduce toddlers to these stories, so that when they get older they will recognize the characters and phrases in all of these books. The books are $9.99 and would make a great gift, especially if you know an English teacher or someone who loves all the great classics. They also make puzzles and games, notebooks, dolls, buttons and digital prints for all of their stories. Be sure to check them out and see all the titles they have to offer!