Belly Babies: Board Books to read to your unborn baby

by Karen

Studies show the bond parents and child have later on can start prenatally. Use books with clear rhyme and rhythm patterns that provide a soothing and melodic listening experience. 

Look for these book in the jBoard Book section.

Goodnight moon

Margaret Wise Brown

jBOARD BOOK Brown
Board Books, Kids

A little bunny bids goodnight to all the objects in his room before falling asleep.

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I like it when--

Mary Murphy

jBOARD BOOK Murphy
Kids

A lovable little penguin discusses and describes all the things he likes to do the most--from playing peekaboo to holding hands--in a new board book edition of the charming story.

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Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

Bill Martin

jBOARD BOOK Martin
Kids

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

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I went walking

Sue Williams

jBOARD BOOK Williams
Kids

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.

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Snuggle Puppy : a little love song

Sandra Boynton

jBOARD BOOK Boynton
Kids

Snuggle Puppy's parent expresses love for his fuzzy little one through a kind of song that includes kisses.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Caroline Church

jBOARD BOOK Church
Kids

An illustrated version of the popular children's song.

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Baby talk

Stella Blackstone

jBOARD BOOK Blacksto
Kids

Babies and their loved ones talk to each other in all kinds of ways, including using their voices and using touch.

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Baby dance

Ann Taylor

jBOARD BOOK Taylor
Kids

For babies who are responding to music and movement, here's a playful poem that has father and child dancing lovingly across the pages. Up and down, to and fro, coo and crow baby, there you go. Up to the ceiling, down to the ground, backward and forward, round and round ... All babies love to be lifted, twirled and held in loving arms. Now a rhythmic poem by nineteenth century poet Anne Taylor makes a delightful board book perfect for baby and parent to share. Marjorie van Heerden has captured the energy and joy of this playful text in vivid pastel illustrations full of the soft, gentle motion of dance.

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Animal numbers

Thomas Flintham

jBOARD BOOK Flintham
Kids

Count the animals from one to ten!--

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Waiting for baby

Rachel Fuller

jBOARD BOOK Fuller
Kids

"The arrival of a new sibling can be a confusing and frustrating time for a toddler. This book offers help to prepare them for the downfalls and delights of having a younger brother or sister."--Amazon.com.

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Chicka chicka boom boom

Bill Martin

jBOARD BOOK Martin
Kids

When all the letters of the alphabet race on another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?

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Pajama time!

Sandra Boynton

jBOARD BOOK Boynton
Kids

Animals celebrate pajamas of all colors and kinds.

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Let's sing together!

Peter Yarrow

j782.42162 Yarrow
Kids

A collection of rollicking sing-along folk songs of land and sea, and hope and encouragement.

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