8 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 1-3

This post was last updated on January 10th, 2022 at 05:15 pm

Looking for a baby shower gift or a birthday present for a young child? These 8 must have books for kids ages 1-3 should be in every child’s library. Both of my children had them, some were gifts, others I bought. My daughter passed them down to my son. And when he was done, if they weren’t destroyed by sticky fingers and ripped out pages, I passed them on to another child. But here’s the thing, I didn’t realize the full impact these books can have on young children until recently.

8 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 1-3

I am a volunteer in my my son’s Kindergarten class. We live in a nice neighborhood and my kids attend a Blue Ribbon school. Yet, there are children in my son’s class who can’t identify colors, can’t count past 10 – let alone identify the numbers up to 10, and don’t know the basic sounds of the letters of the alphabet. Yes, this is Kindergarten. However, most kindergarten classrooms today look like what first grade classrooms looked like ten years ago. 

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8 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 1-3

These 8 books all by Priddy Books are bright, colorful and can fit into a young child’s hand and they will help build your child’s vocabulary. Will they be able to sound out DUCK by the time they turn three – probably not. But, they will likely be able to point out animals at the zoo, identify colors of the sky, lawn and even Santa’s coat, and identify numbers up to 5.

1.  First 100 Words

2. Numbers Colors Shapes (First 100)

3.  First 100 Animals

4.  First 100 Numbers (Bright Baby)

5. First Words (Bright Baby)

6.  Bright Baby Animals

7.  Colors (Bright Baby)

8.  First 100 Trucks

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8 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 1-3

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