6 STEM Book Gift Pairings for Babies: A gift guide

Some of the best gifts for babies are books. They help their big eyes focus, help them learn about the world, and expose them to new words every day. Below, find some fun gifts to pair with some of this year’s most popular science books for babies!

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1. The Atomic Baby

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Nuclear Physics for Babies¬†written by Chris Ferrie and Cara Florance (me!) uses colorful balls to explain the concept of radioactivity. Babies all over the world have been captivated by the¬†Baby University¬†series’ bold simplicity. To go with the theme, hone those fine motor skills and soothe sore gums with¬†Manhattan Toy’s Atom Rattle & Grasper¬†and the¬†Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy¬†which are both inspired by atomic models.


2. The Atmospheric Baby

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The sky and weather always grab my baby’s attention, and I describe the current atmospheric conditions to her just as something to talk about. If you or a baby in your life also pine for precipitation, this pairing is for you. Weather¬†is part of Jillian McDonald’s beautiful and brightly colored series Hello, World!¬†and would go perfectly with the wildly popular Grimm’s wooden Rainbow Stacker in 6-piece or 12-Piece. (Also available in pastel colors.)


3. The Microbial Baby

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There is a world all around (and on, and in!) us that young ones obviously can’t fathom, but if you or the parents have a tendency for teeny things, look no further.¬†Bacteria and Antibiotics¬†is an adorable introduction to the good and the bad of the microscopic world and also begins to teach about antibiotic medicines. The bright colors and expressive faces on the various bacteria will be sure to engage any baby. Pair this book with any of the adorably ridiculous plush GIANTmicrobes, including¬†E. coli,¬†MRSA, or the 4-Pack of the common cold, stomach ache, sore throat, and penicillin¬†for some tactile and fine-motor fun.


4. The Chemistry Baby

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Organic Chemistry for Babies,¬†by Chris Ferrie and Cara Florance, explains carbon’s amazing ability to make a vast amount of molecular shapes.¬†Interlocking Building Disks¬†from EMIDO are great toys to go with this concept. They can lock together to build endless shapes, and are also great for little fingers to grab and mouths to chew.


5. The Gravitational Baby

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This lucky theme has two wonderful books to chose from (or just get both!), Baby Loves Gravity! by Ruth Spiro and General Relativity for Babies by Chris Ferrie. What better toy to let a baby learn about gravity than balls. We have had the set in the link since my first daughter was born and they have been a staple in our home.


6. The Space Baby

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The adorable new release, 8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie, takes you on a rhyming tour of our solar system explaining the features that make each planet special. Uncle Goose Planet Blocks are beautiful, high quality toys that pair nicely with this book.


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