Some research suggests that babies can hear sounds outside the womb by the time we’re just 19 weeks pregnant.
Why not introduce yourself to your baby through your voice as early as possible?
Though you can read anything to your baby (I taught Shakespeare when pregnant with our daughter, so that’s what I read), soothing, rhythmic books are a great place to start.
My husband read Guess How Much I Love You every night and it remains one of our daughter’s favorites to this day.
You’ll want to build a library for your baby anyway, so why not grab a handful of children’s books and put them to good use now?
Check out my list of ten great books to get you started after the jump!
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Someday by Alison McGhee
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
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