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Even the smallest of infants benefit from reading and viewing colorful baby board books as they develop. In fact, research shows children who are read to as newborns possess a larger vocabulary and more advanced math skills than other kids of the same age. Check out these five-star baby board books you can read with your little one.

Five Little Dinosaurs

This chunky padded board book is as durable as it is charming. You and your little one can count the little dinosaurs playing in the park in this cute story about friendship and sharing. Vibrantly illustrated and authored by Michelle Courtney, Five Little Dinosaurs makes for a great introduction to dinosaurs. This educational counting book imparts lessons on friendship and inclusion, while teaching vital social skills.

It makes the perfect book for a new parent and baby, or as a birthday or holiday gift.

Don’t Tickle the Pig

The latest in the DON’T TICKLE Touchy Feely Sound Books series, this adorable board book is written by Sam Taplin and illustrated by Ana Martin Larranaga. Your baby won’t be able to resist pressing down on the soft touchy-feely patches to listen to the various farm animal sounds in this delightful book. After all the animals have been tickled, they all make their noises at the end in a cute rendition of Old Macdonald Had a Farm.

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Colors: Pop-Up Surprise Under Every Flap!

Written by DK, Colors Pop-Up Peekaboo is a great lift the flap book sure to amaze and delight your infant as they follow a rainbow butterfly, blue dragonfly, and red rooster on an adventure. Play the classic game of peekaboo with your little one while introducing them to different bright colors in this rhyming story book.

Each page is dedicated to one color using photos of cuddly toys and lots of personalities. Take your baby on a journey to locate their friend at the end of the pretty rainbow. They will surely be amazed by the surprises hiding behind each flap. Also, this interactive book teaches babies about object permanence, a vital step in childhood development. Lifting the flaps helps toddlers learn motor control to improve their dexterity. This book is even great for preschoolers who can try to remember new words to improve their early language development.

Baby Zoo, I Love You

Written by T.K. Meyer, Baby Zoo, I Love You is a bright and cheerful board book that inspires endless smiles and laughter! This captivating book for babies can even be personalized with their name inside the front cover. Boasting a beautiful matte finish that is smooth to the touch, this makes the perfect baby shower or newborn baby gift.

Baby Zoo, I Love You celebrates the challenges of bringing home a new baby with silly animal nicknames capturing the daily activities of life with a little one. Best part is, this book is designed to grow with your baby, from 0-6 months to 2-3 years.

Ocean Friends – Touch and Feel Board Book – Sensory Board Book

The latest in the Little Hippo Books series, Touch and Feel Ocean Friends explores the underwater world of sea creatures, from clown fish to sea turtles. This touch and feel board book is great for little hands to hold, with a variety of materials they can experience. Tactile learning and interactive fun make this story a great addition to your book shelf. Featuring silicone touch and feel elements, this book suits babies right on up to age six.

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