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Story Time

Story Time

Books for newborn to three years old

Black on White ~ Tana Hoban

Age: Newborn to 3 months

Black on White - Tana Hoban

This is a great way to introduce your baby to the world of literature. Before your newborn is able to clearly see colours, they respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book for young, developing brains. Experiencing bold black-and-white contrast helps stimulate development in the retina and the optic nerve.

Available at Takealot.com, click here to view.

Baby’s very first touchy-feely book

Age: 4 to 7 months

Baby's very first touchy feely book

This board book with high contrast illustrations and touchy-feely patches is specially designed to appeal to this age group. The textured patches help stimulate your baby’s sensory world and each picture has a simple description that will help your baby learn to associate words and pictures.

Available at Loot.com, click here to view.

Goodnight Moon ~ Margaret Wise Brown

Age: 8 to 12 months

Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown

This is the perfect age to introduce your baby to rhyming books. It starts to teach them how language works, and to recognise the sounds within words. What better way than to read them this classic bedtime book that has been around for a few generations. It features a bunny saying “good night” to everything around: “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon.”

Available at Makro.com, click here to view.

Peepo! ~ Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

Age: 13 to 18 months

Peepo! Janet and Allan Ahlberg

This book let’s your little one interact with the story. The classic story lets your child open each page and follow a little baby through their day while seeing through their eyes. A series of peep holes will lead your child from page to page and through to the next stage in the day, giving a delightful hint – and peep – of what is to come next.

Available at Takealot.com, click here to view.

Tom-e and friends ~ Liz Victor

Age: 19 to 24 months

Tom-e book pack

This brightly illustrated set of 4 books will keep your child enthralled. It uses rhymes to tell the easy-to-follow stories and each book introduces new characters. This style of book will help develop your child’s visual and auditory skills.

Available from our online shop, click here to view.

The Gruffalo ~ Julia Donaldson

Age: 2 to 3 years old

The Gruffalo Book

Now that your little one has an easier time following a storyline, The Gruffalo is a must. This book is hugely popular for a reason, the short rhymes and repetitive structure let children understand what is going on and become invested in the outcome of the story.

Available at Takealot.com, click here to view.

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