While your baby’s world mainly consists of your family, home and local community, it’s never too early to introduce the continuous ideas and issues of today. Reading books and looking at pictures together makes these big topics more accessible and engaging for little ears eager for new stories.
Progressive baby books touch on equality, social justice and environmental issues in a child-friendly, age-appropriate manner. While these are complex affairs, these tiny tomes expose your peanut to current ways of thinking and living. Over time, they will learn how to ask questions, break down expectations, be aware of feelings and express who they are.
Stories that depict people of different races, cultures and family dynamics show children that the world is wonderfully diverse. They can explore life through characters who are different from them and feel seen through characters who have similarities to themselves.
Reading has the power to expand your baby’s surroundings and empower them as they grow to be open-minded, speak up and effect change. To help you ignite that spark, we’ve gathered six books from Quarto Kids for modern families to read together.