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Ideal for the still-developing eyes of a newborn (0-6 months)
Baby Loves Sports
Sports, High Contrast
A golfer swings her club. Look at the ball fly! A player gears up to kick a soccer ball soaring toward him. A basketball player's open - here comes the ball! Making connections between images on a page and the real world is an important building block for your baby's communication skills―and this charming introduction to sports in bold, basic patterns, provides a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes. As newborns' vision is not developed enough to recognize colors, the sharp contrast of high-contrast patterns and illustration allows their eyes to differentiate between the images on a page. Sure to grab little ones' attention!
Baby Sees Colors
Based on decades of research and refinement, the art in this high-contrast board book will help babies focus and begin to discern shapes and colors. Written by popular children’s book author Akio Kashiwara, BABY SEES COLORS has simple, uplifting images and rhymes. Babies soak in everything they hear, and eventually learn to associate particular sounds with familiar people and things. Hundreds of thousands of parents in Japan have already discovered the power of this little book, and now American parents can too!
Baby Sees First Colors: Black, White & Red
Every new parent purchases at least one high-contrast board book, and this one, with its bold, more abstract art, stands out from the crowd. Featuring graphic images that are perfect for infants, parents and babies will love exploring this book together. Infants can distinguish the colors black and white because of their high contrast. But what is the next color infants see? Red! The images in this book have been created based on decades of research and refinement and are accompanied by bouncy, rhyming text.
Black & White
Share this book with the baby in your life. Perfect for tummy time! From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling accordion-style foldout book is sturdy enough to stand by itself and features fourteen bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children. Tana Hoban’s books are beloved by teachers, librarians, parents, and readers. A perfect gift for new parents and babies. Before they are able to clearly see colors, babies respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book for young, developing brains. Experiencing bold black-and-white contrast helps stimulate development in the retina and the optic nerve. This sturdy accordion-style foldout book features high-contrast art from two bestselling Tana Hoban board books: Black on White and White on Black. These classic and popular books have sold more than one million copies.
Hello, Baby Animals
What's going on, zebra? Quack quack, baby duck. Hola, baby owl! When babies are first born, they can't distinguish between colors the same way that older babies can. But studies show that babies can see high-contrast black-and-white shapes and patterns from the very first days of life, and this charming introduction to simple objects found around a baby's world, paired with friendly text and bold, basic patterns, provides an important high-contrast experience for young developing eyes. Using simple greetings like "Hello, baby bunny" and "What's going on, zebra?"" alongside lovely black-and-white art by Julissa Mora, Hello, Baby Animals is the perfect board book for babies just beginning to look around and learn about the world.
I Kissed the Baby
It's so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one -- fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog -- boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, Mary Murphy's simple, singsong story captures the giddy commotion that only a baby can bring.
Look, look! Children run, fish swim, stars shine . . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes -- a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom-- and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too. Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn. Peter Linenthal is an illustrator who has taught art in elementary schools for twenty years.
See and Say Book
From Manhattan Toy’s award winning Wimmer-Ferguson infant collection - the original innovator of black and white developmental toys. Each page of this 10 page board book features a simple, one word text to encourage back and forth between adult and baby. Each page features high-contrast graphics with both black and white and bold color images to stimulate baby's visual development. Pages are easy for little fingers to turn, the last page features a baby-safe mirror for self-discovery. Measures 6" x 6", sturdy board book construction, easy to tuck into a travel bag or purse.
Spots and Dots
Designed for babies 6 weeks to 6 months, these books use high-contrast images to provide visual stimulation as babies begin to make visual connections with the world around them. These wordless picture books for the youngest of readers are sure to capture the interest and attention of babies everywhere. The use of black and white shapes with bold colors creates stimulating patterns that babies love. Sturdy board books with rounded corners.
Touch Your Nose! (Indestructibles)
Rip Proof, High Contrast
Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies “read” (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are: -Rip Proof—made of ultra-durable tight-woven material -Waterproof—can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed! -Emergent Literacy Tool—bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading -Portable—lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel -Safe for Baby—meets ASTM safety standards
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