Early Talkers

About 0-2 year-olds (approximate ages: each child is unique)

Early talkers are busy learning all about language by absorbing the different sounds they hear, and babbling and cooing in response. Johnson County Library offers a variety of board books that are sturdy and easy for your baby to handle, in addition to CDs with music for very young children.

For Early Talkers, look for books with:

  • realistic pictures
  • bold, clear illustrations of things that are familiar to your baby
  • simple story lines and concepts
  • sound effects
  • songs and rhymes including Mother Goose
  • lift the flaps

Try board books by these authors:


6 by 6 Finger Plays: Cat and Bunny
6 by 6 Finger Plays: This is Big
6 by 6 Finger Plays: Apple Tree
6 by 6 Finger Plays: Beehive