Baby and Toddler Story Time (Scroll page down)

Join us to explore the world of early childhood literacy through books, songs, fingerplay and movement. Find out about other library resources too! Kids and caregivers alike have the chance to interact during this fun time at the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

January 2020

This month's theme is. . .

All about ME!

My eyes can see

My mouth can talk

My ears can hear

My feet can walk

My nose can sniff

My teeth can chew

My lids can flutter

My arms hug you!

Babies and Board Books

By seventh months of age your baby is likely beginning to grasp the idea of what a book is. However, as early as two months old she can experience the tactile aspects of a book. As board books can stand up to lots of batting around and even chewing, they are the perfect way to share the love of reading with your young child. Be sure to make them just as accessible as her toys and other belongings. Stack them on a table, lay them on the floor, place them in your baby's crib.

When choosing board books select those with illustrations that reflect a child's world. Young children like identifying everyday objects. Other babies' faces are also interesting to them. Choose books with bright, simple pictures--a strong visual component--and few words. Avoid books with too much clutter and those with battery operated bells and whistles. They can be overstimulating.

Recommended Board Books

Here are some great board book recommendations for your baby or toddler. You might even want to purchase your own personal "chewable" copy for keeps!

Look, Look! – Peter Linenthal

Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? – Karen Katz

Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton

But Not the Hippopotamus – Sandra Boynton

Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces – Jane Wattenburg

Babies – Gyo Fujikawa

Color Zoo and Color Farm – Lois Ehlert

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed – Eileen Christelow

Little Blue Truck – Alice Shertle

My Car – Byron Barton

No No Yes Yes – Leslie Patricelli

Gossie – Olivier Dunrea

Llama Llama Red Pajama – Anna Dewdney

Kitten’s First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes

More More More, Said the Baby – Vera B. Williams

I Like It When – Mary Murphy

Peekaboo Morning – Rachel Isadora

Pat the Bunny – Dorothy Kunhardt

The Telephone Book – Dorothy Kunhardt

Cook in a Book: Pancakes! – Lotta Nieminen

Press Here – Herve Tullet

Heads and Tails – Matthew Van Fleet


Paul, P., & Russo, M. (2019). How to Raise a Reader. Workman Publishing Company.


Created with images by Kelli McClintock - "untitled image" • 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič - @specialdaddy - "untitled image" • Colin Maynard - "Baby Toys" • Picsea - "Story Time with Daddy" • Melanie Medina - "His first birthday at Honey’s House. Radio Flyer and Sophie the Giraffe are his faves today! We had other plans for pictures. But, he was so content with this book in our back yard! I will never forget this day. This little one is our first “Grand” - and he has stolen our hearts!" • Stephen Andrews - "untitled image"