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Baby’s Busy World

Author: DK Publishing

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ISBN: 9780756610180

Publisher: DK

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2006 - 2007 and 2014 - 2015

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Babies, Word Book

Book Acticity

Featuring all the things that babies love to do, from playing peek-a-boo to tickling tummies and counting toes, Baby's Busy World is sure to become a child's favorite point and say book. Touching on baby's developmental milestones, the book also introduces colors, numbers, shapes, and other first concepts.


Age Group 12 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Looking at pictures and begin to name familiar items like dog, cup, and baby
  • Answering questions about what they see in books
  • Recognizing the covers of favorite books
  • Beginning to recognize when a book is upside down

All of a sudden, your baby doesn’t seem like a baby anymore! This is an amazing time for your little one as they’re very aware of the world around them. Even though they’re not saying them yet, your baby is already learning words. A wonderful way to learn new words is by pointing out pictures in favorite books and talking about each thing on the page. They’re also learning about how books work so having them hand you a book can give you a chance to talk about how you hold it. Letting your baby turn the pages gives you an opportunity to praise their own efforts at handling a book.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 12-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

Very soon now, your baby’s language is going to explode. While she may be just beginning to say a few words now, within the next year and a half, she’ll be learning close to 3 words a day. That doesn’t just happen. She needs to be exposed to a lot of words before she can start producing them herself. Word books like this one invite you to “input” many words in her word bank and give her much to draw on when she starts to talk herself.


Book Acticity
Related Activities

Can you make a connection between the children on the page and your own child? On each page you can point out the child’s activity on the page and have a conversation with your child about what is happening. For example, “This baby has a stuffed bear. Do you have a stuffed bear? Do you like to hug it? Can you play peek-a-boo with your bear?” Your child will not fully understand all the connections yet, but by modeling making connections between the pictures, the words, and your child’s life, you are helping her to make connections to the text. This is an important comprehension skill that she’ll continue to use throughout her literate life.


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