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Come ride with me the ocean's crest, The human tides and quay, And feel the surf of worlds celeste; My child, read with me...
Caroline Breese Hall, MD
Even a 1-year-old becomes interested in the act of looking at books from watching people read books, magazines, or newspapers. An outdated Sears Roebuck catalog or the S & H Green Stamp catalog, which have pictures familiar to a baby's world, are fine for those first experiences in turning pages. Next, one should consider books with cloth or cardboard pages.
The following list is meant for children from about 18 months to 3 or 4 years of age. These books are valuable as the child's first real books before he is able to be attentive to a complete story. They are useful once again when a preschooler who already likes books and stories becomes interested in learning the alphabet or is ready
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