Lalo Book Recommendations

Lalo Book Recommendations

Our in-house educator and book aficionado, Lizzie, has handpicked a collection of age-appropriate books for all of you fellow book loving parents. These delightful reads will ignite imagination, foster early development, and create precious moments of connection with your little ones. 

0-12 weeks favorites

0-12 week favorites

  1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
  2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  3. Hello Animals by Smriti Prasadam-Halls 

    3-4 months favorites


    1. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
    2. Black on White by Tana Hoban 
    3. Baby Faces by Margaret Miller

    5-6 months favorites 


    1. Baby Beluga by Raffi 
    2. Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz
    3. That’s Not My Puppy by Fiona Watt 

    7-8 months favorites


    1. Baby Touch and Feel Animals by DK and Dawn Sirett
    2. Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
    3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by ill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    9-10 months favorites


    1. Big Board First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
    2. Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
    3. Wheels on the Bus by Raffi 

    11-12 months favorites


    1. Open The Barn Door by Christopher Santoro
    2. More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams 
    3. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle 

    13-15 month favorites


    1. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
    2. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
    3. Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim

      16-18 month favorites


      1. Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley 
      2. You Go Away by Dorothy Corey
      3. Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

      19-21 month favorites


      1. That’s Not My Car by Rachel Wells
      2. At the Zoo by Roger Priddy
      3. The Three Bears by Byron Barton 

        22-24 month favorites


        1. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
        2. At The Beach by Ann Rockwell 
        3. On Monday When it Rained by Cheryl Kachenmeister 


        Meet the expert

        Lizzie Assa, MS. Ed., is Lalo's Head of Play & Development, founder of The Workspace for Children and mom of three

        Lizzie Assa

        Lizzie Assa, MS. Ed., is Lalo's Head of Play & Development and the founder of The Workspace for Children. She is a parenting strategist and independent play expert who believes that play is how children make sense of their world. Assa helps parents, caregivers, and teachers by offering them engaging, simple-to-set-up play ideas and tips for communicating more effectively with children. She has been featured in The New York Times, Parents, and The Wall Street Journal, and she is passionate about helping grownups create supportive environments for children and families to play and learn.

        Assa is a graduate of the Bank Street College of Education in NYC, and she lives in Marblehead, MA with her husband, three children, and two goofy Goldendoodles. Assa is a passionate advocate for play, and she believes that it is essential for children's development. She is on a mission to help parents create a playful and supportive environment for their children to grow and learn.


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