Christina Phillips-Mattson, PhD

Episode 5: Best Books for Newborns (And How to Read Them!)

Episode 5: Best Books for Newborns (And How to Read Them!)

Today we put what we learned in Episode 4 into practice and discuss how to read to newborn and infant children with minimum awkwardness and maximum benefits.   We discuss 1) how to get your baby accustomed to the sounds of language so she can start figuring out how it works and 2) how to make reading time an enjoyable, comforting, bonding experience for you and your baby.  Additionally, we learn what attracts a newborn’s attention—bold objects or patterns, black-and-white designs, brightly colored toys, and conspicuous smiling faces—and talk about what to look for when you choose books and toys for very young babies as well as some of my favorites that my own babies have loved.    Click HERE for the TRANSCRIPT, the FULL LIST OF BOOKS mentioned in this episode, and all FREE PRINTABLES.      Click HERE to join our mailing list!  Get in touch via email: Get in touch on Instagram: @exquisitelyeverafter All other information can be found in the blog post for this episode:     If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!  Happy Reading!       Exquisitely Ever After is a podcast about reading children’s literature to cultivate kind, intelligent, and successful kids.  Host Christina Phillips-Mattson is a writer, educator, and mother of two little boys who received her Ph.D. in children’s and young adult literature from Harvard University. 

Duration: 32 min

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