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Subject: In-utero reads?
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:09 PM ET
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I am currently trying to read aloud to my baby in-utero and I need suggestions of short books that are easy to read aloud and not too boring so that I can read them repeatedly. It's important that I repeat so the stories are familiar once baby is born. Hey, it may not work but it certainly can't hurt.

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 1:18 AM ET
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Oh, how sweet! And yes, do believe it babies are aware of a lot of things, they just don't express it in familiar ways and they are so resilient. I sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to my little ones. Children's poetry is nice. Newborns like short an rhythmic songs. You could find a treasury of children's poems and pick the ones you like the best. Little Bo Peep, Jack Sprat, Little Miss Muffet. You could read a short paragraph from Alice in Wonderland. It has some witty stuff that is rhythmic, You can read the Biscuit Stories. My 7 year old and myself still have a lot off fun going "Whoof, Whoof" every two pages. That would definately be a winner with a baby. Of course you would't want your baby's first words to be "Whoof, Whoof", but you never know. Lol.  My daughter's first word was "Hi". Lol. ( I always said that to her when she would wake up. She slept a lot because she was a premie) It was rather odd for a first word, but pretty funny, too.

 

Enjoy,

 

Elona

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 6:07 PM ET
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So sweet....a must-have is I Love You Through and Through...my daughter wants me to just repeat it over and over at night as I nurse her to sleep:)  Anything by Sandra Boynton is also a must-have:)

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 6:30 PM ET
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Hi,

 

I also have an I Love You book. When I read it to my 7 year old grandson, he smiles throughout the whole read. It's so precious.

The name of the book is "I love You Because You're You" by Liza Baker.It is rhythmic and rhyming with very short sentences. It's got cute ltiitle foxes in it all dressed up and the last page has a big pretty red heart with black outlining which is great for newborns because these color contrasts are what they are best able to see at that age.

Sorry, you can't have mine :)

ISBN 0-439-20638-3  By Scholastic, Inc.

 

Elona

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 10:52 AM ET
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thanks for the suggestions. Keep em coming!

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 3:03 AM ET
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I just got an adorable pop-up book for my daughter...very short and sweet.  It's called I Love You Every Little Bit.
Her absolute favorite book is Mommy Hugs, by Karen Katz.  I admit I get a little sick of that one the hundredth time thru the first two pages, since that's her favorite part, but really, how can I get sick of her wanting to read a book about her mommy giving her hugs?:)

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 8:37 PM ET
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We loved the Sandra Boyton books, they were fun, and not too boring for me.  Although I was able to "read" some of them with my eyes closed and just turn the pages, I knew the books by heart.

Best of luck to you.

Kathy

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 12:30 PM ET
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If only all things were as easy, as I remember my dh when I was pregnant with both of my kids, he would lay his head on my stomach and try to explain the concept of using the toilet (he was hoping they would come out potty trained). 

Date Posted: 10/17/2009 8:58 PM ET
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There is a book called "Angel in the Waters" that is SO lovely -- its about the baby growing in utero and the angel that waits with him and helps him on his journey.  It is so sweet and has beautiful hand painted illustrations!  And, I had problems with one of my pregnancies and this book was SUCH a comfort to me as I thought about the angel there protecting my baby.  Really I recommend it!  You can buy it and the profits go a great organization, or you can READ IT ONLINE!!!!

http://www.angelinthewaters.com/

Date Posted: 10/17/2009 9:37 PM ET
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we've been reading lots of kids books and then just started to read aloud from "the intellectual devotional." Educational for us if nothing else.