We're going to start with board books because it is an absolute necessity to expose kids to books before they can even read. There is one series that I am enthralled with and that is going to be really the only thing I talk about today.
I have one word for you, Babylit. If you have not heard of this company it is high time that you did. Babylit takes great works of literature and turns them into a learning experience for little ones.
Learn to count with Jane Eyre, Dracula,
Pride and Prejudice, or Romeo and Juliet.
Look how beautiful these illustrations are!
Learn colors with Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or A Christmas Carol, animals with The Jungle Book, flowers with The Secret Garden, monsters with The Odyssey or fairies with A Midsummer Night's Dream. You want your child to learn Spanish? Start them right with Don Quixote. French? Les Mis. Shapes? Treasure Island. Emotions? Emma. And the list goes on. They are all beautiful! My favorite is Anna Karenina, a fashion primer.
Look again at the beautiful illustrations!
Babylit also makes alphabet books. They have a different illustrator and focus on different time periods in history so you are getting a variety of words instead of apple, banana, cat, dog, etc...
Pictured below is C is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet. (Sorry for the glare.) They also have A is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet, R is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet, M is for Monocle: A Victorian Alphabet, S is for Sabertooth: A Stone Age Alphabet, and V is for Vittles: A Wild West Alphabet.
Babylit also makes another series all about travel. Travel with your child to California, New York, Washington D.C., London, or Paris.
There are so many wonderful options with Babylit! They make great Christmas or birthday gifts, or even baby shower gifts. I cannot speak highly enough of this company or their products. If you haven't experienced the delight of these board books you are missing out! (Confession: I don't have kids and I have whole shelf full of these books because they are just that amazing!)