Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. You’re teaching them the importance of learning and helping them develop their creativity and imagination, all while spending quality time with your little one. If you’re looking to expand your child’s library, here are 10 of our favorite books for kids under the age of 2 with links.
Goodnight Moon - is a classic for a reason. It has a simple plot about a young bunny who says goodnight to all of the objects and creatures in his room, which helps kids form a ritual of saying goodnight to toys and other objects. Plus, it’s perfect for little hands!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - This book is an essential for every nursery. It’s a beautiful picture book that follows a series of animals and colors, which helps your child learn quickly and is considered one of the greatest contemporary classic pieces of literature for young kids.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- It’s a beautiful picture book that follows a series of animals and colors, which helps your child learn quickly and is considered one of the greatest contemporary classic pieces of literature for young kids.
Llama, Llama, Red Pajama - This rhyming book is perfect for any age! While Llama is waiting for his mama while in bed, he grows more and more anxious when it takes her a while to get to him. Kids will definitely relate to Llama’s need for comfort, and parents will love the message it sends — practicing patience. This also happens to be Ayah’s favorite book!
Where’s Spot? This is the perfect lift-flap picture book! Spot’s mama goes searching for him in the house after she notices he missed his supper. Behind every flap is an animal waiting to be discovered by your child’s tiny little hands and will keep them engaged from start to finish!
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes - There’s nothing cuter than little baby toes, and this is one of the most celebrated picture books for young kids. It’s cute, simple, and perfect for every age.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book- This one is simple and remains a classic for a good reason: it’s a great picture book that helps teach kids the alphabet.
First 100 Words - This book is the holy grail for helping your little one learn words! First 100 Words teaches kids — as the title suggests — their first 100 words, which are all accompanied by their own photos.
Little Learners: Finger Puppet Book Series - Little kids will love the fact that they can grab the puppet in any book in this series, which, in turn, brings the pages to life and makes the book feel like it's animated. Parents can also use the puppet as a finger toy to keep the baby interested while reading, too.
Jellycat Touch and Feel Books - These books are by far the cutest books we’ve ever come across! Kids of all ages will love feeling the different textures on each page. Plus, there are stuffed animals that match the books, so each book is great to pair with a stuffed furry friend for your little one!