The best books for a “bring a book” baby shower are ones that baby will love and read over and over again. This idea is perfect for a Grandma Shower. Find out why in this post.
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Bring a Book Baby Shower
Bringing a book in place of a card for a baby shower is a way to start building a library for the baby. Reading to children is so important – we all know that, right?
Requesting guests bring a book in instead of a card is brilliant. “Bring a book” baby showers are especially appropriate for a Grandma Shower. And here is why.
Grandmother Showers should be a celebration of the new Grandma and her new role. It’s not intended to be a gift grab or delivered with an expectation of over-the-top festivities. However, a book is the perfect small gesture that has purpose and meaning, gives Grandma something to look forward to (reading to her Grandkids), and expresses your best wishes to her. So consider making your Grandmother Shower celebration a “Bring a Book” shower. (And forget the big gifts)
Remember to write a note in the front of the book. Something like “To Baby ___________ ” or their first name, if you know it. And “With Love From: ___________”. You could even include a short message if you’d like – “I hope you enjoy this book as much as Johnny did” or “This book reminded us of you”. A special message from you will be a reminder of who gave them the book, and it will give the parents another opportunity to talk about you and the role you have in their lives.
Here are some of the best books for a “bring a book” baby shower.
Best Baby Books for a Baby Shower”
This is a picture book of some of the first words kids usually learn. Dog, cat, chair, car and many others. My Grandkids loved this book when they were little! I had an earlier version of it that is now about worn out.
This is a board book and has 100 pictures with the word written below. It is a helpful tool to use when they first start talking. At first, you point to the picture and tell them what it is. Next, they repeat the word after you say it. Then eventually you can ask what it is – and they know!
I’ve always thought watching a baby learn new things is an incredible experience. And if we can encourage them and be a part of it, well, that’s even better!
This book was a favorite of my Grandchildren. Bright colored pictures with the word written underneath. Start with “where is the banana?”, then eventually ask “what is this?” as they learn to speak. They will enjoy this book for a long time!
Recordable storybooks are a wonderful way for long-distance Grandparents to make a connection with the new baby. Hearing Grandmas voice can forge a bond even from far away.
If you know the baby’s name, a personalized book is an awesome gift. This one is especially for Grandparents, but there are many more choices available to fit your preferences. Check it out and see if there is one that’s right for you.
Oh, my goodness, these are the cutest books! Keep the kiddo busy in the waiting room, in the car, or any time you need a distraction for them. This is just one, there are many versions available. Take a look.
My Grandson loves this one! We babysit sometimes and he loves to read this book at bedtime. Zoo books are always a big hit. Little ones seem drawn to animals – petting them, watching them, even reading about them.
Dear Zoo is a cute little flap-book. Having an action to take while reading can hold a child’s interest a little longer and make reading more fun. The zoo is sending potential pets and you have to lift the flap to find out what it is. Love this!
At the Zoo is another touch and feel board book that would be a great addition to the baby’s library and fun to receive at a “Bring a Book” baby shower. It’s time to learn the words soft, rough, bumpy, and slick. It’s a sweet little book they’ll love.
While this book is for ages 3-7, it’s a zoo book and it’s never too soon to add books to your collection. Put me in the Zoo is a classic about being different and embracing those differences.
Babies love peek-a-boo and this little book delivers. This flap book will keep baby entertained, for sure.
This book is beautifully written and illustrated. A sweet book full of encouraging, important messages for kids. A story that’s more about what kind of person you’ll be, instead of being defined by a career choice.
This brightly colored book is handmade with babies in mind. Babies are drawn to the bright color and the animal silhouettes make a contrast that keeps them interested and entertained. Follow the link to read more about the science behind this book.
Be sure to have Mom add any of these she would like to her baby registry.
Give a subscription to Amazon’s Prime Book Box club. Each box contains 2 hardcover books chosen especially for the child’s age and delivers it every 1, 2 or 3 months, depending on the subscription you choose. Books are 40% less if purchased through Prime Book Box. Like cousin Eddie says, “It’s the gift that keeps on giving”.
How about giving a membership to Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited Program for access to a library of great kids books.
Choose a perfect book for the new baby. These are the best baby books for a “bring a book” baby shower. The new Grandma in your life will appreciate it!
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Need some help planning your shower? Check out A Planning Guide for the Perfect Grandmother Shower.