Sundayssentials: Baby Board Books

Robust, colourful and ideal for stimulatating developing senses and building a baby’s listening and memory skills- What’s not to love about baby board books?

Easy to grasp in their little podgy hands, the solid pages ensure even very young babies can hold them and they withstand even the most destructive handling, being dropped, chewed, bent, bitten, smeared with jam and squished with fruit. Board books are a great introduction into the world of words but where to start? 

Here are my favourite baby board books which are not only fantastic for babies development, they also make a stunning addition to any nursery book shelf…

Jane foster’s ABC

One of Jane’s seven illustrated books for children, Jane Foster’s ABC is vibrant and cheerful board book featuring illustrations of endearing characters such as jolly pandas and bold lions. British textile artist, Jane Foster’s graphics are perfect for babies and children while her retro-inspired designs hold a great deal of appeal for design-conscious parents.

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Little Master Kipling: The Jungle Book by BabyLit®

A simplified, board book version of the old classics!

BabyLit® books have taken the timeless popularity of classic writers like Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare and developed easy to read board books each covering a different learning angle. For example: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz introduces colours, Jane Eyre introduces numbers and Wuthering Heights (Yes, Wuthering Heights!) introduces children to the weather.

The huge range offers a fantastic way introduce your little one to the world of classic literature.

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Orla Kiely Colours

The designer behind some of the most eye-catching, distinctive and sought after collections in British fashion today, Orla Kiely has designed four beautiful board books which Blend iconic design with a baby or toddler’s first steps into learning.

In Orla Kiely Colours, familiar designs and patterns from the designers clothing and accessories range are utilised to create simple yet engaging picture book spreads for a child ready to learn all about colours.

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TouchThinkLearn Colours by Xavier Deneux 

The series of TouchThinkLearn books feature spreads full of raised shaped objects and scooped cutouts to allow young children to explore their universe in a hands-on multisensory way. 

Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.  Featuring a format unlike any other, this pioneering title is the perfect chunky, blocky addition to any baby bookshelf.

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