Veronika first graduated from black and white books to those with more colors and rhymes. Now, at just shy of five-months-old, she’s at a great age for large-format tactile books. Look especially for ones that can open flat, so they provide entertainment during tummy time. She’s rolling over to check this one out!
No need to stick to black and white anymore – babies at this age will love seeing vivid colors.
Other things to look for include thick, easy-to-turn pages and flaps. Veronika loves playing peekaboo with the animals hiding behind pages.
Noises are also fantastic. Two that we love, featuring farm animal sounds: I Like to Squeak, How Do You Speak by Jonathan Litton and Poppy and Sam’s Animal Sounds from Usborne Books.
And don’t forget about texture!
Pat the Bunny is a classic, and Veronika also loves Noisy Farm Touch and Feel by Tiger Tales.
In sum, mix it up for your baby with new finds from the library or bookstore, and watch how interactive your little one is with books now.