A friend recently introduced me to the greatest invention ever- indestructible books. Have you heard of these?
From their website:
Indestructibles™ introduces a revolutionary new baby book invented by a
mother of triplets who wanted to share books with her babies,
hassle-free. They are water-proof, tear-resistant, and baby-durable, making them the perfect books for babies who "read" with their little hands and mouths.
They are literally the BEST for young babes. I have so many nice hardback books that are getting demolished by Gentry's little hands. Bath-time has been revolutionized! Another great thing about them is that they're wordless. I loved to give my students wordless books and have them tell the story. With Gentry, I make up a different story everyday, so that it's not monotonous like other children's books. For older kids, have them create the story. See how different each telling can be, or have them draw an extra page to the book and tell that story.
Gentry is getting her first tooth and she asked not to be photographed until it came completely through ;)