Reading to your children is an important thing to start with them from early on. A lot of parents fit reading into their daily routine, maybe before bedtime, or nap. It teaches them new words and sounds, is visually stimulating, and they will also in time grasp ahold of the story entirely. It helps with their cognitive development, and teaches them about the world around them! Reading books to your children creates a nurturing environment and this also helps their social-emotional and language development. Below are some must have books for toddlers that won’t disappoint.
by Bill Martin Jr.
This story is great for rhymes and repetition. It shows the variety of animals, and allows the reader and listener to participate in “reading” the book.
by Margaret Wise Brown
This is a sweet story of a rabbit preparing to go to bed by telling different objects in his room goodnight and the world around him. This is a classic bedtime story-it has black and white pages, and switches to vibrant illustrations of the room. Sure to be a quick one to memorize and enjoy with your little one!
by P. D. Eastman
This is a classic story of a little bird on the journey to find his mother after falling from his nest. He asks all sorts of animals (hen, dog, cow)… before he finally gets reunited with his mom back in the nest.
by Don Freeman
A timeless and funny story of a teddy bear in need of a home and a button for his overalls. He finds both, and when he meets a girl named Lisa she becomes his friend. She uses her savings money to buy him at the local department store.5 Must Have Books For Toddlers That Won't Disappoint Click To Tweet
by Eric Carlisle
This is a story of the development of a caterpillar on a trail eating numerous snacks like cake, ice cream, a pickle (to name a few…) all in one day! It shows how he transforms into a butterfly-and this book has little holes in it to show him “eating” through these foods. Children enjoy this visual and poking the holes through the story.
Reading books is an exciting time and great tool for children to learn and grow in their development. Their faces light up, ears perk up and each turn of the page is an adventure! Enjoy some of these all- time favorites for toddlers, happy reading!