Baby Play is a book featuring over 100 fun and educational ideas to do with babies. Each one is described, shown as demonstrated by a real baby or two (often with a parent) and edited by two doctors.
The book has activities for newborns all the way up to nine months and up to a year.
There are many ways the book can be read including straight through, by looking for the child’s age or looking by activity type. Additionally a reader might end enjoy keeping it on a coffee table and randomly opening it to an activity to try.
One thing I loved about this book was how much fun each baby was clearly having. This made the activities look even more inviting for parent and child. I also appreciated how both genders and racial diversity was included in the models.
The skills spotlight clearly show how the games will help the baby’s development in one or more ways.
There were even activities that older kids can play with babies with minimal parent supervision allowing them a great chance to bond.
While the descriptions are important, in some cases the photos almost tell you all you need to know about how to have fun with the activity.
As a voracious reader, I loved these pages on the importance of books to even the youngest baby’s development.
I also loved the many songs are included as I’ve loved singing to baby so much when s/he is in utero.
This has been one of my favorite books to review for this blog. I will definitely be trying most of these activities with our baby.
Rating – five baby booties out of five