Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bookworm Wednesday: First 100 Words

If Little Man had to pick just one book as his favorite, I think he'd pick First 100 Words (Bright Baby)

He's been entertained by this book since he was an itty baby.  He'd love to sit there and stare at the pictures because they are all brightly colored and pretty big.  

Little Man pointing to the flower.

Now that he's a little older he often brings this book for me to read to him.  There is not much reading or story line to be honest.  Just pictures with the words typed underneath.  But, he sits in my lap while I point to the pictures and make sound effects for his entertainment.  

Now: apparently I didn't realize this because, well, I just didn't really think of it, but there are at least two different ways to learn new words.  A lot of what I was doing was pointing to the picture and asking "what's that?"  Little Man knows a few of them: dog, shoes, baba, etc.  But was I was completely forgetting (a-duh)  to ask him a question and let him find the picture.  So the other day I was sitting with him and said "Little Man, where is the duck?" And he pointed to the duck....."where's the leaf?" he pointed to the leaf.  I asked him a ton of questions and he knew pretty much all of them. I was it total shock.  I realized I needed to ask different questions other than "what's that?" becasue I realized that although he didn't know how to say all of the words, he certainly knows what they are!  

So I called The Hubs and told him our son is a little genius and he was like "oh, that's cool".  But when he came home from work and picked up the book and stared asking Little Man where all the things were on the page, he was totally shocked and impressed!  

So anyways...back to the review of this book:  I feel like it really works.  I'm sure there are a lot of books out there the can help teach your child, but this one really works for us.  

As you may be able to tell by the pictures.....Little Man loved this pieces!  It's literally broken in half and has the cover picture torn off the front.  If I can't fix it, we'll definitely be purchasing this book again!  

Does your little one have a favorite book you feel has helped him learn new words?

(Note: The link in this post is my referral link.  I was not compensated to review this product.  I posted about this book because we honestly love it.)


  1. Your son is adorable!! My DD also loved/devoured that book. Her other favorites were my big book of animals and my first busy day.

    1. Thanks for your comment! I will definitely add those two to Little Man's reading list! Thank you for your suggestion :D