Looking for the best baby board books of 2022? These are our top 13 picks!
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
A fave in 2021 and still a fave in 2022, Eric Carle's modern classic is an ideal way to start teaching your baby counting and the days of the week. It features beautiful illustrations and die-cut pages, which are very interactive. Plus, this board book edition comes in a cute size, convenient for your baby's small grasp.
LITTLE BLUE TRUCK
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle will teach your little one the power of friendship and the moral of helping others. Your baby will fall in love with the beeps and honks of Little Blue Truck (the main character). And the different animals and the sounds they make. From moos to baas to croaks and words that rhyme, this best baby board book of 2022 has it all. There is a new edition so make sure you grab a copy.
ONE LOVE (BOB MARLEY BY CHRONICLE BOOKS)
Penned by Cedella Marley, One Love is an adaptation of Bob Marley's most famous song, One Love. With the same moral of unity as the song, this music book is a beautiful story of how a little girl teams up with her friends to change her neighbourhood. Watch your baby's face light up at the sight of the beautiful illustrations and the sound of the reggae beat of One Love, One heart, Let's Get Together and Feel Alright. Getting this baby board book is one surefire way to introduce your baby to the world of music.
USBORNE BABY'S VERY FIRST TOUCHY-FEELY MUSICAL PLAYBOOK
One of the series, Baby's Very First Books, this book is just as its title suggests - touchy-feely! It has buttons to press to play different delightful tunes and lift-up flaps and finger trails, and will engage all of your baby's senses. There's also so much your baby will learn from this book about the ocean, jungle and outer space. It's suitable for babies of all ages.
HELLO, WORLD! MY BODY
Teach your baby about self-awareness and diversity with Hello, World! My Body by Jill McDonald. It will show your baby all the different parts of the body - ears, eyes, nose, fingers and toes in a way that is so fun and engaging. Plus, it uses colours to portray children in diverse ways. It also has vocabulary for babies and toddlers, so your baby is sure to grow with this book. Remember to buy the other books in the Hello, World! series to get the complete pack for your baby.
GRUFFALO, WHERE ARE YOU?
This lift-the-flap book is sure to get your baby to giggle a lot. With felt flaps, it's a great way to introduce babies to texture and behind every flap is a pleasant surprise for your baby. Plus, your baby will fall head-over-heels in love with characters like Mouse and Snake.
COLOURS ABC NUMBERS
Colours ABC Numbers is your best bet for helping your baby learn all the basic concepts - colours, alphabets, numbers and shapes. It's a collection of 100 colourful photographs your baby can look at and a must-have for a baby's library.
BABY'S FIRST KIND WORDS
Baby's First Kind Words will be a hit with babies starting to talk. They will learn words such as peace, love, thank you and welcome. And with captivating artwork that illustrates these words, concepts such as kindness and compassion will stick with your baby even at that young age. Great for vocabulary building too.
Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Peepo! is our best baby board classic of 2022. For generations, this classic picture book story has thrilled many babies and toddlers, and your baby shouldn't be an exception. It's a blend of a story about how a baby spends the day and some interactive play - holes on pages that your baby can peep through to give an idea of what will happen next in the story - talk about suspense!
TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is an adorable book by Mem Fox. What you and your baby will love about this book is its rhyming text which is perfect for bedtime reading. It also displays watercolour illustrations of the cute fingers and toes of babies of all races. Indeed, it's a fun way for your baby to learn counting and diversity.
Another classic lift-the flap! Since 1982, Rod Campbell's book has been a fave. Babies and toddlers love to lift the flap to discover all the beautifully illustrated animals in the zoo. Perfect for a baby's first birthday gift.
This lift-the-flap by Eric Hill is the first in the Spot series and a classic (it's more than 40 years old!). You and your baby will be thrilled as you join a dog mom on a fun hunt for her pet dog, Spot (the famous character of the series). Apart from being a fun read, the book uses simple language fit for a younger audience. Where's Spot makes reading fun and easy for your baby. We are not surprised this 2021 bestseller is a must-have for 2022.
By Nana Ama Afoa Osae I Writer I GreatWonderful Team
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