Building Baby’s Library: 12 Must Have Books for Their First Year

Building Baby's Library- The Essential Books for Baby's First Year

While baby might not fully understand all the words you are saying, there is no denying that taking the time to read to your child in their first year is very beneficial to their language development. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby! Here’s a fun list of the must-have books to start building baby’s first library!

Baby’s First 100 Words

Building baby's Library: The Best Books for Baby's First Year

The perfect visual book for teaching baby their essential first words. Order  ‘Baby’s First 100 Words’ here on Amazon.

Where’s Baby’s Belly Button?

The Best Books for Baby's first year

Lift the flap books will quickly become a fun activity for baby! This book is a great way to teach baby about their body parts while also working on motor skills. Find ‘Where’s Baby’s Belly Button’ here on Amazon.

Animals Touch and Feel Book

The Best Books for Baby's first year

Along with the motor skills of a flap book, the books that bring in a sensory aspect are great for baby’s growing library! Animals is one of out favorites and can be found here on Amazon. Another favorite is

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Best Books for Baby's first year 4A wonderful classic that teaches days of the weeks and some yummy foods! My little one loves the holes in each page! Order here on Amazon.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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This book is filled with large, bright pictures that are sure to catch baby’s eye while also teaching them their primary colors. Order ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ here on Amazon.

Guess How Much I Love You

The Best Books for Baby's first year

A sweet classic tale of a father and baby bunny who try to one up each other on who loves the other more. Order ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Here on Amazon.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

The Best Books for Baby's first year

This one is as fun to read as it sounds! The bright colors and fun rhymes make it a quick favorite for any baby! Mine included, we read it daily and do a little bounce dance while we read! Order It here on Amazon.

Dear Zoo

The Best Books for Baby's first year

Another great lift the flap books, but instead of teaching body parts like ‘Where’s baby’s belly button”, this book teaches about zoo animals! Order ‘Dear Zoo’  here on Amazon.

Peek-A-Who

The Best Books for Baby's first year

A fun twist on peek-a-boo, this book has bright colors and a fun little surprise that baby’s love on the last page! Order ‘Peek-A-Who’ here on Amazon.

The Going to Bed BookThe Best Books for Baby's first year

A classic good night tale of a bedtime routine including bath time, brushing teeth and putting on pajamas. Order it here on Amazon.

Dr. Seuss ABC’s

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Baby’s library wouldn’t be complete with our Dr. Seuss! I’m close to having this book memorized with how much we read it! The fun bright colors and sallow alliteration make it a favorite in our house! Find it here on Amazon.

Baby Signs

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While Emmy has only mastered “more” and “all done”, we have found the baby signs book to be very fun and useful! Find it here on Amazon.

 

What are some of the classic favorites in your household? Comment and share below!


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