- Wrap it up: Try getting a selection of books in the age category that suits your child or if you are giving the gift to a new baby - get one from each category so the gift will grow with them. It is easy to distinguish the age category from the color on top of each of the books.
- Age: 0 - 2
- Price Tag: $7.95+
- Where to buy: Begin Smart
Start them off smart
We love books in our home and my children can always count on getting books as gifts from me. It can be difficult to find great books for babies and toddlers though. I can only stand to read so many baby picture dictionaries. Begin Smart has created a collection of books geared toward specific age groups: 0-6 months, -12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. This makes it easy to know what books are right for your child. Each age category is filled with books that are made to help encourage the social, physical, intellectual, and emotional growth of your child. Each book has ways for your child to manipulate objects and to take in the information using many of their senses. I was really impressed by the creativity of the book series. My son is 15 months and he loved the books. He favored the Push the Button book - probably because anything with buttons appeals to him. He will continually bring that book to me and sit calmly as I read it to him (pushing the button frequently of course). We have a huge collection of books, so it kind of amazes me that he keeps picking out the same one. It only goes to show how well Begin Smart has created books his age. Any book from their collection would make a wonderful holiday gift this year!! Give them a jump start on learning and an early love of reading.