It is never too soon to start your child on the path to literacy. With children's literature growing exponentially, it is easy to find age-appropriate books for your infant. From the time they are born to their first steps, there are a few great books to start a collection and their imaginations.
There are quite a few classics that are in most family homes for the littlest ones. Perhaps at the top of the list is "Goodnight Moon". The peaceful rhyming will lull infants to sleep while the playful, sneaky mouse will engage your curious one-year-old. Your little one might also find the book "Love You Forever" entertaining as you travel through the mischief of a toddler and the unconditional love of a mother.
For more interactive reading, Usborne Publishing features a series called the Touch and Feel books. These books have textured pictures for the youngest readers to discover the feeling of different materials. For even more interaction, try a Lift-the-Flap book with your littlest ones who always love a good game of peek-a-boo.
Educational books are another genre that is attractive to most parents. From colors to opposites, the Bright and Early Board Books series is the best for one to twelve-month-olds. From "Put Me in the Zoo" to "Dr. Seuss's ABC" and "The Tooth Book" this collection has brightly colored, sturdy pages that baby can eventually look at by themselves.
These books are classics that can be found everywhere. If you prefer not to buy them, your local library will surely have a fantastic collection for you to peruse. Don't ever think it's too early to start reading and don't ever stop reading to your children, it is time that is well spent with your little one.