Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Books for 1-2 years of age

I strongly believe that the love for reading begins when a child is born. Reading time is also your special time with your child to cuddle, hug feel their warmth. 

When looking for books for children ages 1 and 2 we need to consider their attention span. At this age they aren’t ready to sit down for long periods of time while you read aloud a story. They need books with thick pages, a few words that flow well, are easily memorized and something that resonates with something they might be feeling.

 I always recommend that you buy board books for this age range because 1 year olds are trying to become more independent. They want to help you turn the page. There is nothing worse and demotivating than for a child to try to turn a page and then the whole page rips. 

Little readers like books with moving parts, flaps to lift, bright colors, and things to touch.

I am sharing some of my favourite books for kids 1-2 years of age from T's collection of books.

Disney board books:

Winnie the Pooh is all time favourite character of small kids. .

Colour and shape recognition :

This is the age when the child starts to be aware of his surroundings. There should definitely be colour and shape books in your collection of books.

Dr. Suess :

These books are always a keep sake. You can get lovely books on the weather, five senses and numerous other subjects.

Animal, insects, Vehicles books:

Kids love big illustrations. Buy them books on any of the above and they will love them.

Classic Books like Spot, Llama Llama Red Pajama, All the world , Little blue tractor, Eric Carle's books are like a treasure.

Number and Alphabet books:
When your child is about 1.9 years old you can start introducing numbers and alphabet to him you get beautiful theme based books.

Which is your child's favourite book? Do share in comments


  1. Amazing, it's really good to see some parents still make an effort to bring the reading habits in kids. Most of the parents i see just hand over the stupid ipads or cell phones and get over it. Reading books are a must.

  2. Such a nice collection of books for kids. I am sure it will be helpful to a lot of parents. The Disney board books of Winnie the Pooh look so delightful.

  3. Even I had loads of books for my son since he turned one. From picture books to story books to books about space and dinosaurs now. My son love spending time with his books and learned alot.

  4. Picture books are best for the tiny tots. Your suggestions are really helpful.

  5. What a lovely collection Simrit! We own most of the books you shared, yay!

  6. My kids have almost all of the above. Dora is my daughter's favourite book and cartoon.

  7. A wonderfully culled out list and all the titles mentioned are super amazing. Many favourite one is by Dr. Seuss. I found the list quite apt as you have mapped it perfectly with the development needs of the child.

  8. I am so happy to see young moms encouraging reading. My grandsons also have the Dr.Seuss Books and they love them. It is so easy t mould kids to read since the time they r born.

  9. Oh, this post brought back so many memories. I bought all sort of board books for my son which were later used by my daughter. I agree, handing a child books is the first step towards encouraging reading.

  10. Growing a child amidst books is one of the best choices . Good collection of books.

  11. This is the best way to engage our kids and they will also learn many things about it. I remember I have a set of very small books which I used to give to my both kids.

  12. Thank u so much for sharing this useful article. Being a mom of a toddler, I always search books for her to enhance her creativity...this list is surely gonna help me

  13. You have included many of my son’s favourites in your list! Books are so essential to the creative and emotional development of children.
    Noor Anand Chawla

  14. Yes the reading habit can be inculcated in kids by reading to them even when very young. Buying books that don’t rip is important too! I love the books you have suggested and have used some of them with my kids - like Dr Seuss and Winnie the Pooh. I also used a few others like the Thomas Train series and my kids have grown up and love to read today!


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