Best Books to read to Babies and Toddlers

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There is no particular age when you should start reading to your child ‘The Earlier, the Better’. Reading out loud to your child right from the start strengthens your bond with the child and also builds her language and literary skills. So, what are you waiting for, here is a list of books that you should add to her library for a good snuggle time:

 Infants (Age 0 – 3 months) High Contrast Books

A new-born’s eyes can’t detect different shades of colour and light very well. A high contrast books i.e. black and white is good for babies as they can see better.

  1. Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam

hello bugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Hello, Ocean Friends by Violet Lemay

Hello Ocean Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infants (Age 4 – 6 months) Tactile Books

Infants aged between 4-6 months are still too young to turn the pages but they can learn to shake and grab when exposed to a book made of cloth or vinyl which is infant friendly and can stand chewing or nibbling.

  1. Lullaby and Goodnight by Nam Anh

Lullaby and Goodnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infants (Age 7 – 12 months) Rhyming Books

Rhymes are easy to learn and recall because of simple pattern. Infants learn to predict and sequence which helps in cognitive development.

  1. Hush Little Polar Bear by Jeff Mack

Hush Little Polar Bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Go, Dog Go by P.D. Eastman

2. Go, Dog Go by P.D. Eastman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddlers (Age 1 – 2 Years) Board Books

Board books are easy to hold and handle. A one year old can easily flip the pages and look for things that interests her.

Since it is a hardboard, there is no wear and tear involved as the child cannot tear the pages.

  1. Peppa Pig by Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Jungle Book by Miriam Bos

The Jungle Book by Miriam Bos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddlers (Age 2 – 3 Years) Stories, Drawing and Board Books

A child between the age of 2 to 3 years should be exposed to pop-up story books, drawing books with thick margins and board books which can help her with numeracy and literacy.

  1. All the World by Liz Garton

All the World by Liz Garton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  Board Books (Fruits, Vegetables, Animals, Birds, Nursery Rhymes)

Board Books (Fruits, Vegetables, Animals, Birds, Nursery Rhymes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-schoolers (Age 3 – 4 Years) Pattern Practice Books, Stories

A child between the age of 3 to 4 years start pattern writing, would be curious to read storybooks and ask questions.

  1. Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Patterns Practice book for kids (Pattern Writing)

Patterns Practice book for kids (Pattern Writing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Little Kids First Big Book of Why

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-schoolers (Age 4 – 5 Years)

A child between the age of 4 to 5 years should be exposed to activity books which will enhance his cognitive skills along with story, literacy and numeracy books.

  1. Activity Books (Puzzles, spot the difference, match the pair, maze, etc)

Activity Books (Puzzles, spot the difference, match the pair, maze, etc) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Little Kids First Big Book of Space

Little Kids First Big Book of Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-schoolers (Age 5 – 6 Years)

A child between the age 5 to 6 years should be exposed to activity books which includes basic addition and subtraction along with story books and alphabet writing books.

  1. Frozen by Mathew Reinhart

Frozen by Mathew Reinhart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Activity books

Book for 5 years old 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Alphabet Practice

alphabet practice book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encourage reading habit at a young age. The way you read to your child will have huge impact on her. Start as early as possible and make it a habit to read to her before the bed. The more you read, the more she will learn and develop.

 

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