Activities for Cute Little Learners

Books for an 18-Month-Old: Make it fun!

I’m so happy to be back sharing all things cutie patootie with you! My daughter Mila will be 18 months old at the end of the month and IT. IS. THE. BEST! When people tell you things over and over, sometimes you don’t believe them. This is exactly me when people said that babies get  more fun as they get older. Well guess what? They are so right.

Each phase with babies has it’s silver lining, and this phase is that Mila is learning things so quickly! Every time I turn around she’s saying a new word, or copying something I’ve done. Her personality is developing  and I’m loving it. Nothing makes this Momma’s heart swell more than my daughter understanding her surroundings and making connections on her own.

Her personality especially comes out during reading time (Read: She throws the books she doesn’t like.). I find the best way to keep her attention and loving the books is to make them fun! Little actions, pointing to specific words/illustrations and singing make all the difference.

1. Silly Sally

This was one of my all-time favorites growing up and now it’s one of Mila’s! Plus there’s something extra fun with a book that ends with some tickling.


2. Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer

BabyLit has done an amazing job simplifying the classics . We love counting the gentlemen, horses and the marriage proposals!


3. The Napping House

This silly book was given to me at a baby shower and quickly became a favorite. I have to read it at lightning speed because Mila loves to turn pages before I’m done.


4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Colors & animals together–what more do you need?


5. Little Women: A BabyLit Playtime Primer

This fun, colorful walk through the activities that go on in Jo’s world. There’s no harm in starting to learn about picnicking and sewing early!


6. Pajama Time!

We love singing and dancing and this book has both!


7. Baby Touch and Feel: Animals


8. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA

For obvious reasons, this is my husband’s favorite book to read, and look, more animals! Our favorite!


Hope you can get a few snuggles and time to read some of these with your little! Happy Reading!

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Author: McKenzie

McKenzie is a retired Special Education teacher and Mom to Mila. She loves traveling, baking and snuggling. As a social butterfly and self-proclaimed chatter box, McKenzie loves making new friends.

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