Literature for Babies
Nursery Age 0 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert

Literature Overview

Babies need books!  I truly believe that reading to our children from birth will help them develop a love for books and reading that will last a lifetime.  It is also a wonderful time to bond with our babies.  Babies who are read to will, in most cases, develop language skills earlier and have a wider vocabulary.  They may also begin reading on their own at an early age.  Regardless, we can plant seeds of lifelong reading habits.

I have chosen 2 book selections for each lesson plan.  Since each lesson is to cover about 2 weeks of time, each book can be read daily for 1 week.  Babies enjoy the repetition.  You can choose to read the story at bedtime, but any time of the day can work well.  However, I would not recommend reading to a baby who is hungry.  Feel free to choose different book selections from those I have chosen.  Happy reading!

Literature Lesson List

Lesson 1  Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, 
You Are Special by Max Lucado
Lesson 2 Love You Forever by Robert Munsch,
Piggies by Audrey Wood
Lesson 3 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown,
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Lesson 4 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle,
The Little House by Virginia Burton
Lesson 5 The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams,
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Lesson 6 Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang,
Mama Loves by Molly Goode
Lesson 7 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter,
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Lesson 8 I Went Walking by Sue Williams,
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Lesson 9 Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban,
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Lesson 10 The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss,
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson 11 Moo, Baa, LA LA LA! by Sandra Boynton,
I Hear by Rachel Isadora
Lesson 12 Baby's Boat by Jeanne Titherington,
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin 
Lesson 13 Freight Train by Donald Crews,
Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
Lesson 14 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin,
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Lesson 15 We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen,
Hand, Hand, Fingers,Thumb by Al Perkins
Lesson 16 Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis,
Old Hat, New Hat by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Lesson 17 Who Says Quack? A Pudgy Book by Jerry Smith,
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Lesson 18 The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss,
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Lesson 19 Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt,
Baby Beluga by Raffi
Lesson 20 What Can You Do in the Sun? by Anna Grossnickle Hines,
Rain by Robert Kalan




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