It’s never too early to start reading to your child. As parents, we should be the first to introduce our children to the world of reading.
Reading is fun and a good opportunity to bond with our little ones. As we are reading we should point to and name pictures that appear in the book.
Parents who love to read will often times pass the trait down to their children. It is also very common for us to share the stories we loved as toddlers with our own kids.
Read on for my list of best stories for toddlers.
1. Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
No child’s library is complete without this classic. Oh the Places You’ll Go has been quoted at graduations for pre-school students all the way to college commencements.
It is an exceptional book that your child will treasure forever.
Let’s be honest, all books by Dr. Seuss should be read to our children.
2. Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Some toddlers find it reassuring and calming to have books read to them. What better time than bedtime.
Reminiscent of her 1982 release the Going to Bed Book. Boynton’s use of fun animal characters, rhyme and repetition is a good primer for reading.
With these stories for toddlers, parents can introduce their children to farm animals as well as hippos and elephants. Be careful, the sing-song tunes will pop into your head at the weirdest times.
3. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
This colorful 1962 classic is as vibrant as the illustrations that grace the cover and flow throughout the book.
The story is about the adventures of a little boy named Peter who discovers all the fun things a kid can do in the snow. It is among the stories for toddlers that teach lessons about the seasons and their many changes.
Kids imagine what it must be like to play in the snow. In this charming tale, Peter teaches us there is more to snow than the white fluffy stuff we see in pictures. It’s really cold and melts when it warms up outside.
4. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
The first of a 9 book series, Christelow charms with these fun stories for toddlers.
Each story has its own theme that is sure to educate your little one in a silly but charming way. Whether learning about jumping on the bed, playing hide-and-seek, or going shopping, the lesson is sure to elicit plenty of giggles.
We suggest getting the complete set just in case you have to travel with your toddler.
5. The list of stories for toddlers would not be complete without…Best Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry.
This treasure has 82 Richard Scarry classics incorporated into a 300-page dream. It is a must-have in every child’s library.
These stories for toddlers brings the world to a child’s fingertips. With so much to explore it could keep your child entertained for months.
We hope you have enjoyed our list of best toddler books. Send us a message and let us know if any brought back fun memories.