If you have a an 18-20 month old like I do, you might find yourself trying to start to teach them the names for different parts of the body. For Rose, it started with her nose. I got her to the point where if I asked where her nose was, she would point to it. However, I wanted to find a way to teach more body parts to her, and what has helped most in getting her to master the concept of those different body parts has been reading her 3 different books.
All of Baby, Nose to Toes, by Victoria Adler, Pictures by Hiroe Nakata.
This was a book that we got through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. On each two -page spread, a different body part is highlited: eyes, nose, ears, tummy, legs, and toes. The drawings are sweetly done water colors, and Rose loves seeing a picture of another baby!
Eyes and Nose, Fingers and Toes: A Sesame Beginnings Book
This is one we picked up at the Target bargain bins for a dollar. It uses baby versions of some of the sesame street characters and has a fun little rhyme. Short and to the point, Rose always wants me to read it more than once!
Horns to Toes and In Between by Sandra Boynton
It always comes back to Boynton, doesn’t it? This is one that uses adorable monsters to teach the different body parts, using fantastic rhymes. This is another one that is never read just once, as Rose points to her different body parts as we read through the book, and even pants with her tongue out on the page that has the monsters showing off their tongues!
I have noticed a huge difference in her understanding of body parts since we started reading these books, and I would highly recommend all three of them!
Now, point to your nose!