Best Books For ToddlersKids & Baby
The Giving Tree
Another one of the best classics that toddlers are sure to enjoy is the ever popular timeless short story by Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree takes readers on an adventure that explores the relationship between a young boy and The Giving Tree. As the young boy grows older, the tree continues to serve a different purpose for him. Toddlers will get an opportunity to reflect on things such as giving and caring for both people and things around us. What makes this one of the best bedtime books for toddlers is the fact that it can grow with them throughout the years so that they will always be able to find me meaning in the story at age in their life.
Digger, Dozer, Dumper
This one is surely for your boys. The book includes 16 rhymes each of which is about a particular vehicle, what it is and what its job is. The illustrations are cheerful and bring out each vehicles forte to the forefront for your child to understand and get involved in all of the day’s work of that vehicle. The rhymes are worded in first person, as if the book is talking to you. The book wants you to step into the shoes of these multi-facetted vehicles and see what it would be like to do what a snowplow does. The book also includes everyday scenarios leaving a sense mystery and intrigue for the child to flip that page and find out more. The trucks are fun and show the children the job and use of each different vehicle and how hard they work, makes them appreciate the world that surrounds them. The book is made of board which makes it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages without tearing or damaging the book.
The Secret Life of Squirrels
The Secret Life of Squirrels is a fantasy book, much like the world of toddlers. When you read the book to your little one, you will be transported instantly to the world of Mr. Peanuts. Mr. Peanuts is not just a another squirrel squirrelling around, he has a whole different life in which he plays the piano, reads books, and writes letters. The amazing part about this book is the illustrations are realistic with real wild squirrels and miniature props. They don’t use cartoon characters for their illustrations, which makes the child believe in the reality of the book all the more. The book is made of board which makes it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages without tearing or damaging the book.
Ten Tiny Toes
Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne is an extension of the popular rhyme “Heads, Shoulders, knees and toes” where she includes the rest of the body parts such as the giggling bellies and wiggling ears. It is a revolutionary twist to a loved classic. The child will immediately tale to it as it is something that he is used to listening to and is aware of. The inclusion of various other body parts makes the rhyme interesting for him and makes it a fun and educational experience. When the child learn about the different parts of the body by way of the rhyme, he is more likely to recall and remember. The child also enjoys playing and touching each part as it appears in the rhyme making it an interactive and fun read. The book is made of board which makes it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages without tearing or damaging the book.
Cordroy, who is not familiar with this character, who has been in our lives for the past 55 years. This is a board book telling his journey in an unabridged version. The book takes you into the life of Corduroy, a teddy bear who is a part of a departmental store. The book relates to his adventure with his lost button, how the elevator is a mountain and furniture a palace. Your child will relate to this teddy bear in the most endearing way possible. He will know what it is like to be small and cuddly and see everything from his eye. Finally when the teddy bear is bought by a little girl, the teddy bear feels it’s his luckiest day ever. How he thinks of this little girl as his friend is heartwarming and will envelope you and your child into this endearing and adventurous world of Corduroy the teddy bear.
The Day the Crayons Quit
This is a one of kind book. It caters to the child’s sense of touch and smell as well apart from helping the child get into the fascinating world of the Llama. The book takes you through the magical journey where the Llama helps his mother cook in the kitchen. He is shown eating healthy food like apples and bananas and salad which is a very good influence on the child. Children at this age follow the “Monkey see, Monkey do” attitude, so when they see their favorite character in the book eating healthy, they invariably develop such habits. The interesting feature of the book is it’s “touch” and “smell” aspect. Your child can actually scratch and smell the dishes the Llama is cooking and eating. The illustrations and instructions are pretty clear in the book as to where to touch and where to smell. The book is made of board so it is easy for the child to flip through the pages, 12 pages in all.
Zoom, Zoom, Baby! A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book
- Katz, Karen (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 14 Pages - 05/05/2014 (Publication Date) - Little Simon (Publisher)
This one is a true captivator when it comes to engaging the child. The child is taken on a ride with the book, where the book talk to your child, asks him questions and pushes him to find the answer by lifting the flap. The book teaches the child about vehicles on which various animals are enjoying a ride. The child lifts various flaps on the page to reveal these animals who are riding in the vehicles. Lift the flap books are of special interest to the child because they feel involved in the story when the story asks them to do something and only when they do it does the story move forward. It is fun activity and a fun read. The book is made of board which makes it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages without tearing or damaging the book.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
This book is an extension of a parent’s thoughts. What you want your child to be, the dreams you see for him, the silent conversations you have with your child. All this has been put into a rhythmic rhyme and brought to you, so you can actually say those things out loud. The rhyme, as you sing them to your toddler, will encourage him, build confidence, make him bold, make him careful about his surroundings, more attuned to the environment, he will appreciate and recognize the potential around him. The book in a way is a positive energy feeding device, where you, as a parent, read the everyday goings on to him and encourage him forward toward building and growing. The illustrations in this book are quite interesting and funny, your child will feel a part of the book as the children portrayed in the book belong to various different ethnicities. These children garden, Play and share together, encouraging a one world thought among your child without discrimination based on various standards that the world might have set. The book is made of board which makes it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages without tearing or damaging the book.