5 Best Books for 1 Year Olds

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List of  Top 5 Rated Books for 1 Year Old Babies


Reading to your baby is one of the most important things you can do to promote language development.  Books for babies can be with only a couple of words, lengthy prose, or no words at all.  But the interaction and conversation you have with your little one while reading through these books will be invaluable. The five books listed are some of the wonderful examples of books for babies.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

It doesn’t get any better than achieving a #1 ranking on the NY Times Bestseller List.  This soon to be children’s classic hits the mark and will surely leave a lasting impression on your little construction worker. The words are set at a perfect rhyming pattern that makes it fun to listen.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn about different vehicles you might see at construction sites such as cranes, dump trucks, and tractors.  It also provides learning opportunities for learning how to go to bed at night when all of your chores or playtime is finished.This book is highly recommended book for vocabulary, learning rhythm of speech, and sequencing of events.

Goodnight  Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Getting little ones ready for bed can be a chore.  This classic book demonstrates the right time to finally close your eyes.  Goodnight Moon is one of the most popular books for babies because one by one, our little bunny says goodnight to virtually everything he sees.  And when he does he can no longer hold off the inevitable:

Time to go to sleep! Lyrical writing makes drifting off easy when read with a soft whisper.  Goodnight Moon has proven to be a classic over the years helping many children, and parents, get a good night of sleep.

Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales

You can’t describe the value of a book that has been around for over 100 years and are still as poignant today as the day they were written.  The beautiful and original artwork is stunning throughout with words that flow and paint a gentle and easy way of life. You and your little one can imagine living in this dream world.

23 stories about everyone’s favorite rabbit will keep your little one mesmerized.  These stories provide a great opportunity to teach the different paces of life, not always with such a fast pace as today.  Your children will learn to be calm as you read in a calm manner these books were meant to be read.  A fantastic series of books for 1 year olds and more.

Boynton’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 by Sandra Boynton

The cartoons and illustrations in these four books are astounding.  These stories for babies are written with such fun lyrical prose that even your little one will be repeating the repetitive phrases found throughout these books.  Even the ones that don’t have a lot of words are able to convey meaning as in how to properly get dressed.

This collection is an effective and fun way to learn vocabulary, the alphabet, colors, and more.  This isn’t so much a bedtime collection as an education set.  These are bored books  so have a fun time sharing with your little one.  You’ll both be surprised how much your baby will learn.

First Words by Roger Priddy

This Bright Baby book is a great book for babies because all of the pictures are large, colorful, and easy to recognize.  There is only one image per page which makes it easy to focus.  This board book is also not only durable, but a good size for little hands to turn pages. Many first word books try too hard to fit too many words in one book.

But at just 26 pages, this book is just the right amount for holding a little one’s attention. And Bright Baby has many other books with more focused categories as well.  Repetition is important in learning.  And a little at a time is a very important way for babies to learn.

As you can see, books for one year olds can come in a variety of topics and provide a wonderful opportunity to teach your child vocabulary and the structure of language.  Take advantage of those opportunities with these five of the best books for babies.

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