Mumsibles Books To Read with your 0-2 Year Baby

2 Aug

by Mumsibles G

So, I’m particularly happy to be writing this post! Sri Lankan Mom Khanzah, living in Australia at present has asked Mumsibles a recommendation for books that she can read to her year old Baby Boy!

So here goes!!

Books for 0-2yearsWhat you should be looking for particularly in book for this age group are obviosuly colourfully illustrated books with SHORT SENTENCES. In addition, LIFT-THE-FLAP books are extremely engaging. I would personally not recommend large pop-up books at this stage – little hands pulling at delicate pops up may not be a good idea! But it does depends on the book and really on you! 🙂

What else do I particularly look for in book for this age? Books and stories that will increase vocabulary – you can start with books that have rhymes – be them traditional nursery rhymes or rhymes on counting from 1-5 and even just plain counting books 1-5. I wouldn’t want to go beyond 5-10 for numbering books, at least not until your little one has mastered counting and identifying 1-5 properly – and later you can get books which do 1-10.

There are also wonderful books that promotes sensorial development, where pictures are textured to show reflective surfaces, fuzzy & grainy surfaces etc. I highly recommend these too as children start to explore illustrations and books.

So, I’ll talk less and go straight to listing me favourite books! Anything along these lines would be really good, but these would be easy to get hold off 🙂

Curious Baby Counting (Curious Baby Curious George) H. A. Rey (Author)


9781423109808Baby Einstein: Touch and Feel Baby Animals (Touch-and-feel Book, A) [Board book]Disney Book Group (Author), Nadeem Zaidi (Illustrator)ISBN-10: 1423109805

images8900Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book [Board book] Karen Katz (Author, Illustrator)ISBN-10: 9780689835605

9780811826020_p0_v1_s260x420Peek-A Who? [Board book] Nina Laden (Author)ISBN-10: 0811826023

pTRU1-7363681dtDr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! [Board book] ISBN-10: 0679882812

index0099Baby Einstein: My First Book of Colors (Disney Baby Einstein) [Hardcover]Marcy Kelman


images98790Elmo’s Big Lift-And-look Book (Sesame Street) (Great Big Board Book) [Board book]Anna Ross (Author), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)

index8909The Cat in the Habitat Flap Book (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) (Big Lift-and-Look Book) [Board book]Tish Rabe (Author), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator), Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) ISBN-10: 0307929639

index009087Fisher-Price Little People Lift-the-Flap Cars, Trucks, Planes and Trains by Fisher-Price(TM) and Nancy L. Rindone (Jun 28, 2011)

Most of these books are hardboard books but books made out of fabric and waterproof bath time books are also fun and it’s definetely worth getting some!

If you have a favourite book that your little one enjoys, please do share and add it to the list!

Thank you!!


3 Responses to “Mumsibles Books To Read with your 0-2 Year Baby”

  1. Mihiri August 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Are any of these books available in Sri Lanka?

    • mumsibles August 27, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Hi Mihiri,

      Some of these books are available here. I’ve seen a few at Milk@12 Barnes Place and the Elmo Series can be found at Makeen, Vijitha Yapa as well as Sarasavi. I wrote this post on request to a Mum in Australia so i had to keep it a bit open. The ISBN are listed so that you can purchase it online or in most cases Vijitha Yapa and Makeen are happy to bring down books for you.
      But the generalized info books for this age is listed at the top of the article so hope it helps. Let me know!!

  2. mumsibles August 27, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Here are some more books that were recommended by the wonderful mums on our fb fan page
    Goodnight moon
    The Very hungry Caterpillar
    I love u mummy
    Tank engine choo choo

    Mihiri I think these would be available here too. The first two are definitely availble at Milk Barnes Place

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