Great Board Books For Babies & Toddlers

BoardBooksI have two lovely little books to share with you this week.

Firstly, On The Go! by Jess Stockham. This is a fab book for very young toddlers and babies because it’s really sturdy and chunky, perfect for those small but sometimes destructive little hands.

It would be especially good to share with your child when they are first learning to crawl or walk because each page shows a different creature crawling, stretching, jumping etc and then a flap to reveal a baby mimicking the movement. What child doesn’t love a flap book? And these are large and easy for young hands to lift up.Onthego1

The simple illustrations are bright and fun, and as well as teaching your child about actions and movements, it is great for naming colours and animals too. It’s the perfect size to slip into your changing back to keep your little one entertained when out and about, plus I think it would be a great book to include in a gift basket for a new mum.

Our next book – Little Space Explorers by Anthony Lewis – is really fun and unique. It was the very first book Caterpillar grabbed from the bundle and it really fascinated him.

It’s a concept I’d not come across before and is actually part of a series of books using the same format. Each page contains a pocket for your child to slide in the boy or girl cutout so that it appears the character is embedded in the page (I’m hoping the photos explain this better than I have!). Caterpillar was really engaged by this idea and loved taking the girl or boy character in and out of each page. It’s a great way for your child to interact with the illustrations. A really fab suggestion, that we haven’t tried yet, is to actually stick a picture of your child’s face on the removable part so they can be inside the story themselves!spaceexplorersmontage

The educational narrative is informative and focuses more on teaching what each space-related item is used for, as opposed to an actual story, and if outer space isn’t your child’s thing you might be interested in others from the series – Little Jungle, Ocean or Snow Explorers.

As with On The Go, Little Space Explorers is also really robust and a great idea for keeping your little one amused at a restaurant or in the car.

You can buy both of these  from Child’s Play Books.

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28 comments on “Great Board Books For Babies & Toddlers

  1. Both look like great books, I may have to buy ‘On the Go’ for my little cousin. My little boy loves reading lift the flap books, we’re not quite there yet with books with pull out tabs on them, he has a tendency to pull them apart :0) x

  2. These both sound really lovely! One thing I don’t like about board books is when your child gets angry at you for turning the page with them too fast and they hit you with it…that hurts! #kcacols

  3. I love the moveable man in the space book and what a great idea to put a pic of your child’s face on it. We’re a bit obsessed with space here at the minute so definitely one for us to look for.

  4. We’re always on the lookout for new interactive books as A loves reading and these look fab. I think he’d totally love the second one especially as we have one similar. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  5. What lovely books! My boys loved chunky board books when they were younger!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on 2nd April when the linky opens again xx

  6. I love these books. They are just perfect for my daughter’s age (19 months) because she will not be able to ripped any page. I like the idea of the second book. I will check them both out. Thanks so much for sharing this review at #KCACOLS, 🙂 xx

  7. oh this sounds like a fab book. I like how the space book is educational at the same time. It looks fun. Something I would have used with Sylvia when she was younger. Thanks for linking to #KLTR

    Angela from Daysinbed

  8. These sound like great books! My little boy already has a space book, so I’m sure he would enjoy Little Space Explorers. A book that children can interact with in some way is always going to be a hit! I’ll be sure to look out for these books 🙂 #KLTR

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