These science books for babies will help you use your child’s big brain to come up with new ideas. The U.S. Department of Education agrees that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education is important for children to be ready for the world we live in. By reading science books for babies, you can teach your child how to think about and solve complicated problems.
This is a list of ten books that will help your kids become scientists.
The Little Recycler by Jan Gerardi
This board book is fun for babies to play with and learn about recycling. A book with colorful illustrations that have flaps that can be opened lets kids see what recycled things can become. He has written another science book for babies called Eco People on the Go.
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan
With each time you read about how things fly, your baby’s little imagination will take off. These books have beautiful images that are also written in a way kids can understand. They show birds, planes, and rockets. Baby Loves Science is a series of board books for babies. This is one of many books in the series.
Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie
This is a board book from Ferrie’s Baby University series. Like the title before it, this one talks about how things move. Other science books for babies that Ferrie has written include ABCs of Biology andGoodnight Lab, which is based on Margaret Wise Brown’sGoodnight Moon.
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes, and Vashti Harrison
Cece wants to know everything. She wants to know about everything. You and your child will both enjoy going with Cece to her treehouse lab, where she thinks about big ideas. Among her best-known works are Sulwe, Hair Love, and Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.
Cell Biology for Babies by Dr. Haitham Ahmed
Ahmed, who is a doctor, is very interested in teaching young people about science. When Ahmed reads this science book to babies, he talks about cells and how they work together. Children will have a lot of fun pointing out the parts of the cell, and their parents will have a hard time pronouncing words like ribosomes and mitochondria.
Nerdy Babies: Space by Emmy Kastner
Nerdy babies want to know about everything. They go into space in this cute board book. They learn a lot about gravity, planets, and how they move around. There are also Nerdy Babies: Ocean, Nerdy Babies: Weather, and Nerdy Babies: Rocks in Kastner’s Nerdy Babies series.
A is For Atom by Adam Durant and Kara J. Rutledge
In this alphabet book, kids can learn about big scientific ideas in a fun way. ABC stands for atom, bacteria, and cloud. That’s just the beginning of this fun look at different types of science. In this class, you and your child will learn about matter and radioactivity and fungus, as well as many other things.
Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald
This board book is full of bright colors and collage-style images of the planets in our solar system. McDonald is also the author of a lot of other science books for babies, and he has written many more. More than 15 books are in her Hello, World! series, like Hello, World! Ocean Life and Hello, World! Weather.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
This rhyming story is about the adventures of Ada Twist, who is always looking for new things. There are so many things that make little Ada think. Her first word when she is 3 years old says, “why?” This best-selling book is a favorite of parents and kids across the country.
Doc Like Mommy by Dr. Crystal Bowe
Dr. Crystal Bowe wrote this book to inspire her own kids and those of other kids in her neighborhood. Children learn in this story that they can be anything they want.
Quantum Computing for Babies by Chris Ferrie and whurley
In this look at quantum computing, simple text and bold images are used to break down the subject matter into small parts. The book starts with simple drawings of a ball. It then talks about bytes, data, and quantum bits, and then shows how to make a quantum bit. My daughter likes the bright pictures in the book. Even though she doesn’t understand quantum computing, she likes flipping through it again and again.
Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? by Chris Ferrie.
In this fun twist on the classic story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, children learn about well-known scientists and their work through colorful illustrations and a rhyme that they will remember. There is a new scientist on each page, with things that are linked to them. Ending the book, there are many young scientists of all different ages, races, and genders that the last person sees. All of the scientists that the group of kids have met are then looked over by them. In the back of the book, there is more information about each of the scientists named. This encourages kids to learn more about each of them. This book has a lot of different races, genders, and ages in it, and I really like that.
The Curious Kid’s Science Book
How do you teach your child to design his or her own science experiments and find out the answers? In The Curious Kid’s Science Book, your child will learn how. During this class, kids will learn to ask their own scientific questions, find value in failed experiments, and have a lot of fun.
Little Kids First Big Book of How
This cute book answers all kinds of questions kids ask all the time. It looks at everything from cars to vacuum cleaners, storms to seasons, animal bodies to humans.
Little Kids First Big Book of Why
Interactive questions and answers are used in the Big Book of Why, which is full of fun information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. It’s a car that moves. How does soft dough become a crunchy cookie? In my throat, what does the doctor see?