FIRST WORDS

Here is a list of books for first word learners.  These books have the same words repeated many times helping you to practice again and again.

Mummy

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Spot Loves his Mum .  A day in the life of Spot and his mum.  An opportunity to practice ‘mumma’ on every page.

Word to Try – mumma

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My Mummy.  From the  popular Peppa Pig series.

Word to Try – mumma, Peppa, pig.

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Daddy

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My Dad.  A clever Anthony Browne book with lots of detail in the pages.  Can be enjoyed by babies and preschoolers alike.  Lots of good opportunities to say ‘Dad’ and to describe Dad ‘big dad’.

Words to Try – daddy, papa, Phrases – big dad, strong dad, funny dad.

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recommended buttonDaddy, can you play with me?  A great one for young toddlers.  On every page, baby hippo is looking for his dad to play with.  Daddy hippo is under a flap.  Babies can lift the flap and say ‘daddy’ or even an action ‘daddy reading’.

Words to Try – daddy, papa,  Phrases – daddy reading, daddy in shower.

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9780756634643Daddy loves me.  A simple book of photos of dads with babies.  A nice easy approach for first words learners.

Words to Try – daddy.

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Baby

 

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The Baby goes Beep!  A delightful book with simple illustrations of a baby doing noisy things.

Words to Try – baby, bubba.

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Baby Says Peekaboo!  A photo book with a baby on each page to find under a large flap.

Words to Try – baby, bubba, there, boo

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 Bird

9780811865555 In My Nest.  This book has a felt bird in the middle of a cut-out book.

Words to Try – bird, nest.

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 Dog

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recommended buttonSizzles is an extremely clever dog.  This is a cute finger puppet book for toddlers.  Sizzles is a sausage dog from the Charlie and Lola series.  Lots of ‘dog’ pictures here.

Words to Try – dog, woof.

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9780746037782 That’s not my Puppy.  This touch and feel book has a puppy on every page with a different texture.  You can say ‘puppy’ or ‘dog’ on each page or shake head and say ‘no’.

Words to Try – dog, doggy, puppy, not, no, not mine.

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Cat

9780746071489 That’s not my kitten.  An adorable touch and feel book about cats/kittens.

Words to try – cat, kitty, meow.

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No

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No No Yes Yes.   A contrasting book of good vs not good behaviour.  What is the baby up to now?!  Your toddler can chime in ‘no’ and ‘yes’ on every page!

Words to Try – no!  yes!

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Potty

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A Potty for Me!  Another cute Karen Katz book about potty training.  A lift the flap book for babies and toddlers learning about the toilet.

For those first words – poopoo, weewee, nappy and potty.

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On my Potty.  A very simple board book of line drawings.  Leslie Patricelli books are very clear with little distraction.

Words to Try – poopoo potty, wee wee.

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9781905117017 recommended buttonWhose Poo?  Are you game to read this book?! Fairies have star poos, robots have bolts & so on!

Words to Try – poopoo, Phrases – fairy poo,  robot poo

 

 

 

 Bath

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Bathtime.  This photo quality board book for babies has touch and feel pieces.  Great way to reinforce the word ‘bath’ or ‘bubbles’ many times.

Words to Try – bath, bubbles

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Bathtime Peekaboo!  Large flaps to lift suitable for babies.  Lots of bathtime words to talk about and textures to feel.

Words to Try – fish, bath, boat.

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Bye Bye

9780340855782 recommended buttonBaby says bye-bye.  Fantastic for practising ‘bye bye’.  On each page a baby and mum are looking at someone and waving bye bye.  The flap can be lifted on the page to see the person going away.

Words to Try – bye bye!  (with waving action.)

 

 

 

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Goodnight Moon!  Why not use this book as ‘bye bye’ instead of Good night?  On each page ‘bye bye’ can be said to all the toys as it is bedtime.

Words to try – bye bye,  nigh nigh.

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Happy Reading!

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