We rounded up the best baby board books of 2021. Check out our top ten picks.
There's nothing like 'too early' when it comes to babies learning to read. Indeed, early reading gives children general knowledge, expands their vocabulary and makes them more fluent readers.
Baby board books are so different from other kids' books. First, they have much smaller and thicker pages, so your baby can hold and turn them. Second, they are sturdy books made to withstand wear and tear (they are usually a baby's favourite teething toy!)
Based on the popular kids' game, Peek-A-Boo, this series was created by the author, Nina Laden. It is a boxed set (a 3 in 1) that contains three baby board books, Peek-a Who?, Peek-a Zoo! and Peek-a Choo Choo! Brightly coloured pages with die-cut windows, and text that rhymes beautifully make this game of guessing so much fun. Peek-a Who? is a must-have for your baby's first library.
FIRST 100 WORDS
First 100 Words is a collection of essential words you can teach your baby. Roger Priddy, the author, pairs 100 simple first words with attractive photographs, which are graphical representations of these words, in this board book. If you are itching to hear your baby's first word, grab a copy of this baby board book of 2021.
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. Makes reading fun and easy for your baby.
This baby board book of 2021 is a perfect baby shower or new baby gift! Every parent's desire is to communicate well with their babies at a stage where they cannot do so with words but signs. Studies have shown that babies who use sign language feel less irritated and learn how to talk easily. So if you are looking to improve your baby's communication skills, this illustrated board book by Joy Allen is the game-changer. Teach your child how to communicate his needs, like when he's hungry or wants his diaper changed with thirteen (13) signs from this book.
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is the baby board version of the classic storybook, with the same title. The authors of this book, Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, cleverly tell the classic alphabet story in an amusing chant with rhythmic text, which gels well with bright, bold illustrations. Your baby will learn the alphabets, the building blocks of language, in a lively way with this board book.
QUANTUM PHYSICS FOR BABIES
Can your baby's brain grasp science? Well, yes, it can with a book like Quantum Physics For Babies. Author, Chris Ferrie in this book, masterfully uses humour and illustrations to explain basic scientific concepts, which make it easier for your baby to understand them. If you are looking to nurture the next Einstein, make this book a part of your baby's library.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
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.
ALL ABOARD! NATIONAL PARKS: A WILDLIFE PRIMER
Haily and Kevin Meyers teamed up to pen this collection of travel-themed board books. The adventures in these books are told with retro-feel illustrations filled with colour. The books inspire wanderlust as you and your baby go on a tour of the national parks. It is indeed a perfect primer for teaching babies geography.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND: A BABYLIT COLORS PRIMER
This board book edition by Jennifer Adams, is part of the BabyLit series, a collection of classic titles modified to make their reading by a much younger audience easier. All the board books in this collection focus on one aspect of a baby's education, like numbers, alphabets and colours, demonstrated through simpler versions of literary classics. This classic by Lewis Carroll uses colourful and bold illustrations of the story's famous characters (the Cheshire Cat, the white rabbits and others) to help your baby explore the world of colour.
A COLOR OF HIS OWN
The touching story of how a chameleon accepts his uniqueness is also a perfect colour primer for your baby. This board book by Leo Lionni will introduce simple colour concepts to your baby with colourful illustrations that gel well with the book's simple text.
By Nana Ama Afoa Osae I Writer I GreatWonderful Team
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