- 100 Best Books for Children
- Valerie and Walter’s Best Books for Children
- The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children
Comments: This is one of the few highly recommended books for babies and toddlers which my kids (2 and 4) were not overly enthusiastic about. To be honest, maybe part of it is that I don’t really “get” a lot of the poems either (nursery rhymes are kind of weird if you think about them). However, my baby (4 months) seemed surprisingly interested, probably because he was the only one who wasn’t confused by trying to literally make sense of them. I will also say that my preschooler really liked the nursery rhymes he knew (like jack and jill, humpty dumpty, hey diddle diddle, etc.) I think if I’d read my two older kids more nursery rhymes as babies and younger toddlers, they probably would have been more accepting of this book. I’m planning to make a point to read my next kid more Mother Goose and maybe my older children will catch on that, really, nursery rhymes are just for fun.
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