Once upon a time in a magical realm far, far, away, there lived… This opening line has captured the minds and hearts of children of all ages. It has encouraged kids to open a storybook and experience the fable or fairytale with wonder and focused fascination. Reading to our kids right from infancy will help them develop a love for words, storytelling, and books. It will also spark their young imaginations to dream, pretend, and roll play. A great way to introduce reading to babies and toddlers is through board books.
I love board books. They’re small, easy to grip, and share a compact story with vivid images, large font, and age-appropriate content. Board books are made from super sturdy paperboard and can tolerate lots of little hand handling. I recently discovered a line of board books called Lit for Little Hands. These endearing little books feature some of the most popular stories ever written. Plus, they’re rich with interactive features that will intrigue babies and toddlers. Here are a few that your infants will enjoy.
How many times have you read or watched The Secret Garden? It’s a classic that we never seem to tire of. Lit for Little Hands Secret Garden board book is transport children back in time when horse and buggies, lanterns, and veiled family secrets prevailed. Orphaned Mary Lennox must go live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor. It’s a large home with a hundred rooms, but Mr. Craven closed most of them when his wife died. But, there are many secrets, including a hidden garden. After finding a key to the garden, Mary and her cousin Colin restore it to its original glory. There are interactive wheels, pull tabs, and flaps that kids can maneuver to change the scene of the page. The story is entertaining and the images are bold, colorful, and entrancing. Kids will want to read it over and over!
The enchanting story of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Darling kids, has been a family favorite for many years. Babies and toddlers will enjoy the epic adventure to Neverland. Young readers can help Peter Pan find and catch his shadow. Children will experience Mermaids, pirates, Princess Tiger Lily, Captain Hook, and a brave rescue. Plus, with whimsical illustrations and lots of interactive wheels, secret flaps, and pull tabs, this board book will be hard for little hands to put down. Don’t forget the fairy dust!
Who doesn’t love the story about Anne of Green Gables? She was an orphan with bright red hair, a high spirit, a wild imagination, and a penchant for the dramatic. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted a boy from the orphanage, but Anne Shirley, that’s Ann with an e, is the child who arrived instead. Although outspoken, bold, hot-tempered, and incessantly talkative, Anne warmed her way into their hearts. Kids can follow Anne in her home life, school, and with her bosom buddy Diana whom she has a kindred spirit. With whimsical illustrations, engaging content, and lots of interactive features, young readers will fall in love with this precocious little girl.
Alice in Wonderland board book is fraught with fun, fantasy and fabulous characters. Alice fell down a rabbit hole and life would never be the same. Young readers can share the experience with Alice as she ventures through Wonderland. A white rabbit with a pocket watch, shrinking potion, key, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and a tea party are just some of the exciting things Alice is exposed to. With lots of interactive features and beautiful illustrations, young readers will enjoy this fairytale.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.