I always say, there are plenty of things I do as a parent that I’m sure I’ll regret. But, I’m confident in one thing…I won’t regret spending time reading to my children.
Thanks to the example and advice from wise friends ahead of us on the parenting journey, we started from infancy reading to our kids. Now my three children are well beyond the toddler stage and have a love of reading on their own. That’s just one of the many benefits of reading to our children. They learn the value of books and the written word. They can gain confidence to read and inherit a love for reading.
Many of our favorites from not long ago should be (if they aren’t already) classic toddler books within their own rights. But, many of these are well-kept secrets in the literary world, if you ask me! These 10 Toddler Books You May Not Know are still on our shelves with well-worn pages and covers, and I intend to (God-willing) read them to my granbabies many years from now. 🙂
The reasons we love these ten toddler books so much are simple:
1 – They are well-written.
2 – They include great illustrations.
3- Our kids asked us to read them over…and over…and over again.
3 – We (the parents) enjoyed reading them to our kids as much as they enjoy hearing them!
Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just picking books out at the library, I hope you find these Top 10 Toddler Books You May Not Know helpful as you’re selecting books to read to your little ones.
I’d love to hear about your toddler book favorites in the comments.
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Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Peep! by Kevin Luthardt
Potato Joe by Keith Baker
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli
Ready, Set, Skip by Jane O’Connor
Jesus Is with Me by Debby Anderson
Bonus: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Polly’s pick)
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Reader Question: What are your favorite toddler books?