A new collection of books from Éditions Milan invites you to read with your baby from birth

An American study, published in 2022 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, revealed that Regularly reading stories to toddlers before the age of one improves their language skills. Good news ! Infants now have their own dedicated books with Babille. Very cute books with very contrasting tender illustrations, with sounds and formats suitable for newborns. Something to delight babies and parents…

Language, attachment, pleasure, motor skills: the benefits of reading to babies

Reading is good for babies and it’s confirmed by neuroscience.

A baby learns language as soon as he hears words…
At birth, we realize that the language networks that are automatically activated in a baby’s brain are the same as in adults.” Nawal Abboub, doctor in cognitive neuroscience

Reading promotes baby’s language development. Thus, children under 2 years old who have been read books from birth have aexique richer as you grow. Their school successtheir social behavior and even their psychological state in adulthood are influenced by it according to a study by the University of Stavanger, in Norway.

With “Bob the Hat” baby discovers the pleasure of first stories and shared reading.
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Reading is a special moment of pleasure and sharing between the parent and their newborn.. These precious moments, when the baby, curled up against the parent, smells their scent, touches their skin while listening to the comforting sound of their voice, cultivate attachment.

THE book format from the Babille collection and the cardboard pages have been designed for babies’ little hands. Pretty pages to turn, chew, manipulate and even tear sometimes! These pretty, soft images develop baby’s imagination and creativity

A collection that helps parents read and interact with their baby

Shot of ❤️ from Touloscope for the tender and delicate illustrations of Jane Massey. They have the talent to attract the attention of babies. His fine line, his soft, contrasting color palette allow you to accurately capture the gestures and facial expressions of newborns.

Babille stories – I’m here

A lovely read for a tender moment.
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This poetic story by Aurélie Sarrazin returns to the birth of the baby through first-person narration. It offers a perspective from the baby’s point of view on their first felt in this new world. This moving text celebrates emerging parenthood and mutual discovery between three beings.

Babille stories – Bob the hat

A crazy and fun hiking story that will delight baby.
A crazy and fun hiking story that will delight baby.
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“Bob is a hat. Bob is bored on his coat rack. Bob leaves, Bob takes off, Bob flies away.” “Bob the Hat” is a crazy story full of humorr perfectly adapted to the baby. Word repetition and rhythm capture baby’s attention.

Babille picture books – I eat

A first picture book focused on baby's sensations and experiences.
A first picture book focused on baby’s sensations and experiences.
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“I eat” is a first picture of meal and food for babies from birth. From the hunger that pulls the baby to the burp and the nap after the meal, it allows you to put words and feelings on an important moment of everyday life.

Babille soft books – In my arms

A soft organic fabric book, for a very first contact with the book.
A soft organic fabric book, for a very first contact with the book.
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“In my arms, you dream against my heart, you laugh out loud, you grow gently.” “In my arms” : an organic fabric book around the everyday moments of tenderness, to read with your baby, snuggled up against each other. Illustrator Marguerite Courtieu captures with softness and sensitivity these moments of complicity between the baby and his parent.

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Tips for reading to baby

If I had to remember just one piece of advice, it would be fun ! Change tone of voice arouses the interest of bébé who is sensitive to the musicality of the story long before understanding its meaning. Repeat again and again stimulates his memory and reassures him. By guiding the baby through your looks and gestures, his interest in books and his learning is encouraged. Finally, to pay attention at the slightest gesture the baby asks for patience. Indeed, its immature neural connections can require a delay of five seconds to process information.

Neuroscience teaches us that we can start reading to babies very early.
Neuroscience teaches us that we can start reading to babies very early.
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Babies also have their magazines

Babille is also a magazine of new genre designed for reading, playing and communicate with the baby from birth. This series of 6 magazines per year is distributed only by subscription. The Babille book collection completes it.

There’s some in there! The Babille podcast

Time for the podcast “There’s some in there!”, the Babille magazine podcast. What is going on in our babies’ heads? How do their brains work at birth? And what can they already understand? In 8 interviews, Nawal Abboub, doctor in cognitive neuroscience, answers all these questions. With simplicity, she gives us his expertise in the light of exciting scientific experiments.

“There’s some in there!” », is a series of 8 scientific podcasts around the multi-hatted genius that is baby.
“There’s some in there!” », is a series of 8 scientific podcasts around the multi-hatted genius that is baby.
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