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The Best Books for Toddlers

If you’re a reader like me, you would love to get your little one some books. Not only getting started on books, but you also read to them which helps cognitive development. My son tends to rip books apart, which means I try not to buy books that aren’t easy to rip apart.

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Book buying doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be as easy as following instructions on the cake. There are many different varieties of books that range from fuzzy books, to board books to paper novellas.

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Now there are some people who tend to read chapter books to their kids, but when kids are that small, they love to chew on things as well as rip things out of your hands. So novellas aren’t the way to go just quite yet. Now I will be doing a post for great books for the preteens and teenagers in your life as well. There are so many that I cannot wait to share some of my favourite ones with you.

Moving on. After my little speel, you are probably wondering where are the book recommendations? Well, I have them right here. Let’s GO!

Coming in at #10, we have……

Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night by Brianna Caplan Sayres!

I love this book. It’s perfect for those little ones who just love construction vehicles. My son Lukas, loves this book. He knows all the names and loves to point out which vehicle is which. The best thing about it is that it is a board book, so it isn’t as easy to rip apart. Unless you have a superstrong toddler. I do warn you, that toddlers love to put things in their mouths, which might lead to drooling and peeling of the cardboard.

Books #9- This Is How I love You Daddy

I should have put this book on my post about Father’s Day because this was the perfect gift for my husband from our son. My son is constantly asking me to read him stories every night, and I always pick this one. The first time I ever read it was adorable. My son, after I finished reading it, picked it up and said, “I’ll read it to you, mommy!” He then proceeded to read the book, remembering lines from the book and reading it based on the pictures.

Books #8 – Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

This book is a little different. It is part of the Brown Bear, Brown Bear series, by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle and it talks about the different animal sounds that is heard throughout the zoo. It is a fun read for your children because they can practice the different sounds and be the different animals. This is a sure book to read before any trip to the zoo!

Books #7 – Just Go To Bed

Just Go To Bed, by Mercer Myer, is one of my classics from when I was a kid. We used to read this author plenty of times during school and at home. This book talks about a little critter’s struggle with bedtime. It teaches kids on how to start a bedtime routine to get ready for bed. I haven’t read it to Lukas, but it is on my shopping list for the next time!

Book #6 – Grumpy Monkey

Does your toddler have meltdowns? Teach them that it’s okay to have emotions and down days with this book. Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang tells a story about a monkey who is grumpy on a beautiful day and his friends can’t figure out why. They try different ways to make him smile and feel better, only for him to have a meltdown.

Book #5 – All By Myself

All By Myself by Mercer Meyer is another Little Critter book. Little Critter wants to do everything by himself. This is the perfect book for you to remember your nostalgia as well as teach your little one about their independance. Remind me to pick up some of these books to go on our shelves.

Book #4 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is another classic of mine. I just love sharing all my classic kids books with you. Kids will have fun rhyming and singing the alphabet as all the letters try climbing to the top of the coconut tree. Will they fit? Oh No! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Book #3 – I Spy Letters

Your little ones will have a blast at trying to find the letters of the alphabet. With different pages and layouts of I SPy Letters by Jean Marzollo, you can have endless fun over and over again. It not lonly helps with searching abilities, it also teaches them to recognize your kids alphabet. There are many different I Spy books with different objects to find.

Book #2 – Let’s Go To The Potty

Let’s Go To The Potty by Allison Jandu is a great potty training book. It helps provide encouragment and support. With playful pictures to help guide them on their journey of potty training as well as a catchy short tune, I’m sure your little one will use the potty with confidence.

Book #1 – Where’s Spot?

As part of the classical Spot franchise, little ones are able to search and find for their favourite puppy. With an iconic blue cover and lift-and-find flaps, Your child is sure to have a joy with finding Spot. This book is perfect for those little ones who enjoy opening and closing things and being happy at finding new things!

With all of these book recommendations, I am sure you will find a book that is just perfect for your little one. I have read most of these while Lukas was small, or as a child myself. Some of these books are iconic classics from when I was a little girl. I love to share my childhood favourites with you!

Let me know below what your favourite books are for our next post.

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