Aloha from a beautiful South side of Big Island!
I wanted to share with you some ideas for books you can create for a baby.
1) This set of books were the best hit for my baby. He was constantly flipping them to get new words. I would love to share the link but the website doesn't exist anymore. I hope that I saved it on my computer. If I will find it I will post a link. I have so many educational pdf files that it will require some time to go through all of them because I couldn't find them by simple search.
Here is the video:
2) Books made from flashcards:
3) If you want to personalize books with a baby name on it you can find some free books on this website
http://www.billybear4kids.com/story/personalized/storybooks.html It will require some time to prepare these books but it's really worth it. When I printed out these pages I cut out sentences that were below pictures. In my opinion they were too small for a baby to read it without a problem. I created new pages with sentences only.
Here is the video of personalized book I created for Eaton
All together I have more than 100 books for a baby. I rotate them a lot and separate them into 3 piles and put them in different places around the house.
I think that Eaton made a huge progress in reading because I was consistent with reading to Eaton and with Eaton. Books are necessary part to teach the baby how to read.
I'm bilingual person. In the house I speak 2 languages: English and Polish. I speak Polish only to Eaton. Eaton picked up Polish language pretty easy from me. I don't have too many reading materials in that language, only books. I introduced polish books to Eaton when he was about 1 year old. That wasn't so hard for him. Eaton is 19 months old now and he is able to read in 2 languages.
I hope that post helped a little to anyone who teaches baby how to read.
Have a great day everyone!