If you have any babies (or toddlers, for that matter) that you’re buying gifts for this Christmas, why not consider giving board books instead of toys? For the first few years, kids are given so many toys but they actually don’t need many at all. On the other hand, can a child ever have too many books? We’ve compiled a list of our very favorite favorite board books for the first few years of life. We’ve linked to board book editions here, but many of them are also available in hardback and paperback.
You’ll notice that there’s not a theological title in the bunch; for the next few Wednesdays we thought we’d branch out a bit and share some of our favorite non-theological books. But of course we also recommend the theological books we’ve reviewed here on the blog (all of which are listed in our Library List and at Aslan’s Bookshop).
These are books that we as parents loved as much as our babies did! They’re fun to read, well written, and wonderfully illustrated.
- Barnyard Dance
- Bear and Ball
- Dear Zoo
- Each Peach Pear Plum
- From Head to Toe
- Hey Wake Up
- I Am a Bunny
- Global Babies
- Sheep in a Jeep
- Tomie’s Little Mother Goose
- Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Books for Cuddle Time
These books are great for when your little ones are winding down for a nap – or just when they need some extra love and cuddles.
Every baby’s book basket needs at least a few bedtime stories in it! These are our children’s favorites.