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By Vipasha

Early learning books for 1-2 years

It’s never too early to introduce books to babies. Reading books to toddlers and preschoolers makes sense, but does a baby understand? A baby, newborn or infant would not understand everything we do. But reading aloud proves to be a delightful experience for both parents and babies. Along with that it has several benefits that are observed in the little ones. 

Those benefits includes:

  • Language Skills: Hearing words read aloud helps babies’ blossoming language skills really start to bloom. Reading introduces them to a greater number of words and more complex language than they might otherwise hear in day-to-day conversation. 

  • Bonding: Snuggling up to read a book together signals safety, love and emotional connection. While reading aloud to the little ones. Parents tend to develop a good bond between them and their children.

  • Emotional Learning: Babies aren’t just looking at the pictures in their favorite books. They are also watching you frown when a book character is frustrated or smiles at the happy ending. They try to mimic parent’s expressions and the sounds that they make, this helps with early brain development. 

Which books should be chosen for infants?

  • Since your baby’s vision is fuzzy choose books that have large simple black and white images or pictures in bright colors set against a contrasting background.

  • Books with different textures so your baby can hear, see and feel the book are really helpful. 

  • Books should be durable! Pick books made of stiff cardboard, cloth, or soft vinyl, so they are water-proof, tear-resistant, and chew-proof.

  • Wordless picture books filled with new and familiar objects will give your baby something to look at.

  • Oral language is important for early literacy; books with a single word and a corresponding picture will expose her to sounds and help her learn that pictures have meanings

  • The chosen books should be attractive enough to hold your baby's attention. 

  • Books should be age-appropriate and brightly coloured with repetitive words.  

Reading to babies and young children is really very important. It provides the building blocks for language. And it gives them the tools for forming lifelong social and emotional skills. Pegasus is India's leading award-winning children's book publisher. They have a wide range of books: workbooksstorybooksbaby board bookspuzzles, toys, activity bookscolouring books and many more. It is one of the best online platforms for buying kids’ books, games and toys that caters to children from 0 to 12 years old. 


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