Books are a great way to teach kids so I like to start out reading to our girls when they are quite young. We have a lot of books especially ones with the alphabet. This book is another alphabet book for babies and toddlers but it is different because it is with animals. It is called A to Z Board Book. The main thing that I like about this book is that it is a board book. They are sturdy and they can stand up to the rough way young child treat their things. Our youngest likes to rip up books so I have to only keep board books out and the rest put away. This alphabet book is a lift the flap book so I do keep this one were our daughter can not freely get to it because she will rip the flaps off. We do read this one everyday while we do school because really likes being able to open the flaps and then say the animal and their sounds. If I had to choose one alphabet book for babies and toddlers I would go with this one. We use this board book in multiple ways. We go over the letters, animals, the sounds they make and the different colors used.
The is something that I do and at the same time do not like about this book. Some of the letters have animals that children will think is called something else, a name that does not go with the letter. I like this because then they get to learn new animals or names for them. But then I do not like this because I do not want to confuse our daughter since she is just learning things. The letters I have an issue with are I, V and W. For I they have iguana which I would normally tell our daughter it is a lizard. Next, V they used viper which we would say snake if we saw it. Last is W and they have warthog. For this one both of our daughters know it as hog because the area in-laws live in has wild hogs. And just like the book pictures the hogs have tusks. So, for now since our youngest is not really picking up on letters yet I let her say the animals as she knows them to be. When she starts to learn her letters we may change this.
Another thing I really like about this book is the art style. It is super cute yet simple and the colors used are nice and subtle. It makes it very easy on the eyes. Even with those three animals being different for us I quite like this book and we do read it everyday. Our daughter really loves being able to lift the flaps. She is able to say the animal names and their sounds. Amazing kit for babies and toddlers. Do you have any cute board books? Let me know in the comments. You can never have to many books.