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These science books for toddlers are a great way to introduce kids ages 2-4 to cells, space, bugs, anatomy, and so much more!
Board books, with their sturdy pages, are designed to withstand your busy toddler. You can use the short text and engaging illustrations to introduce your little ones to some big topics in an age-appropriate way.
Science Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help you introduce toddlers to a variety of science topics.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
ABCs of Science – This alphabetical installment of the Baby University baby board book series is the perfect introduction to science for infants and toddlers. It makes a wonderful science baby gift for even the youngest scientist.
Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody Bedtime Book for Toddlers – While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet parody. They’ll be rested and ready to return to the world of research in the morning!
Baby 101: Anatomy for Babies – Featuring simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to anatomy includes information about parts of the body, like the head and shoulders, knees and toes!
8 Little Planets – Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are.
Hello, World! Solar System – Every young child loves to look up at the moon in the night sky. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that can teach toddlers all about the sun, moon, stars, and planets—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.
Some Bugs – Featuring butterflies and moths, crickets and cicadas, bumblebees and beetles, this zippy rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior is sure to have young insect enthusiasts bugging out with excitement!
Nerdy Babies: Space – In Nerdy Babies: Space, follow our intrepid infants into the great unknown. Check out the moon and the sun and all the planets in our solar system. Plus, learn about gravity and orbits in this simple text written in question and answer format.
Cell Biology For Babies – This interactive picture book will teach your little one about the cell, the basic building block of life. Be amazed at how much your budding genius (and you) can learn about cell biology!
I Love Science – Scientists are curious. Do you ever wonder: How do volcanoes erupt? or Why do leaves turn different colors? This colorful novelty board book with simple text and bold, fun artwork is designed to celebrate curiosity and introduce scientific concepts to babies and toddlers.
Baby Loves Coding! – Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book showcases the use of logic, sequence, and patterns to solve problems. Can Baby think like a coder to fix her train?
ABCs of Biology – From anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction to STEM for babies and toddlers to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet.
Baby Loves Gravity! – Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the ups and downs of gravity. When baby drops food from a high chair, why does it fall?
Organic Chemistry for Babies – Written by an expert, Organic Chemistry for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the structure of organic, carbon-containing compounds and materials.
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! – Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to baby’s world.
Nerdy Babies: Rocks – In Nerdy Babies: Rocks, follow our intrepid babies to the center of the earth. Check out the variety of landforms that occur around the world. Plus, learn about the layers of rock that make up the ground we walk on in this simple text written in question and answer format.
Which of these books about science will you read first?