A beautiful and functional decor idea to add to any home is a library.....and what’s better than a baby library to get your little one started on thinking critically and dreaming big! Dr. Seuss said it best: "The more that you read, the more things you will know; the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
It's never to early to start reading and getting familiar with terms that will sharpen the mind and broaden a child's creativity. Here is a list of top STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) books that we are obsessed with and loved learning from!
1. Microbiology ABC’s is a really fun book with adorable illustrations. You will be impressed with the words that correlate with each letter of the alphabet. Each word is explained with a colorful drawing and a "child-size" detailed explanation. There is even a word for X…Xylem!
2. Rosie Revere, Engineer offers a look at how an ambitious young girl goes through the trials and error of invention. It has terrific illustrations that keep you lingering and catchy rhymes that makes it a lot of fun and entertaining to read. It’s a fabulous book for both kids and parents! The lesson your child will walk away with is to keep trying, never give up and that true failure is only when you quit!
3. Fear math no more! Introductory Calculus for Infants is a really fun book that familiarizes infants to math. Often times children are taught to fear math but with this well written and amusing book, your child will get familiar with terms such as derivatives, vector, and gradient. It’s an ABCs book filled with simple colorful photos that will keep the attention of your baby but also get them familiar and comfortable with math terms.
4. Oscar and the Bird discusses electricity. It has charming photos and the concepts of electricity are explained in a clear and defined manner so that it’s accessible for children to understand. Even though this book can be read at any age, the concepts are sufficient enough for an older 4-5 y/o child to also learn from. We love the topics of how switches open and close electrical circuits, and types of electricity such as those generated by lightning, wind turbines and power plants. It’s great to capture your child’s attention but also short enough to hold on to the parent’s energy level as well!
5. We wish we read Joe-Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gases in school when being introduced to the topic of matter. Children love reading this book and we can’t blame them – it has tons of entertaining and informative illustrations. Overall, it's a great introduction to chemistry and different states of matter.
6. From Seed to Plant delves into how plants grow from seed. The illustrations are beautiful and the book is informational. Even though it is intended for children ages 6+, younger children can enjoy the colorful illustrations. This book lets kids explore botany and gain a better understanding of topics such as pollination, and why flowers, fruits, and vegetable are the way they are.
7. A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky is a wonderful work of literature to introduce the young mind to astronomy. It’s intended for ages 8+, but younger children can always enjoy the whimsical and colorful pictures. It gives a great introduction to the solar system, stargazing and space exploration. Add a telescope for the complete astronomy experience!
8. What Do People Do All Day is one of our favorite books! There is so much to explore and enjoy in this book with breathtaking and complex illustrations for the inquisitive mind. The book goes into details of what people do every day and explores jobs such as being a doctor, baker, policeman and much more! There are so many things to point out in every page and discover each time the book is read. We recommend this book even if you get no other one!
9. Little Explorers: My Amazing Body is a really nifty hands-on book where you can lift flaps to discover the human body! It’s a lot of fun navigating the body and discovering how things work. The content is informative and the illustrations are bright and colorful. It’s the perfect book for your charming little one that has a gazillion questions :) on how the body works!
10. You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Bees discusses how bees are such an important part of our ecosystem. Children can learn about the vast contributions bees make including pollination for plants that make cotton. If bees went out of business, we would too!
11. Animals is a visually stimulating book that has bold colors and large lettering with cheerful artwork. It is a beautiful oversized book to gloss over with your little one to learn about animals and appreciate colors and art. After reading it, you can even use the gorgeous pages to frame and place as wall art for a bold and colorful decor! We took up the challenge, and coming soon we will have an Animals DIY post right here on Decor+Design.
12. The Day the Crayons Quit is a hilarious book that features talking crayons and adorable illustrations! The crayons display fun personalities with creative complaints that will make you laugh and love them. This is a book that you will find yourself reading over and over. It’s that good!