Books are a wonderful way which helps your child develop in multiple ways. Sharing stories, talking on a daily basis helps your child’s growth in multiple ways. Reading books with your toddler is a wonderful way to bond with them, but also create an environment where they develop a love of books.

What kind of books should you choose?

  1. Books about their favourite topic – like stars, pets, cars, trains, prince and princess etc.
  2. Flip-flap, Cloth or board books
  3. Books about animals and their noises
  4. Books that encourage good manners, behaviours in story forms
  5. Books about a habit-forming like potty training, fussy eating
  6. Choose fun books for your toddlers as this is a stage when the attention span is short.

How to start reading to your toddler?

  1. It’s important that you follow a routine every day. Like reading to your child before they go to sleep or in the morning before they go to school
  2. Turn off any electronic device around you – so that both you and your child do not have any distractions around you
  3. Hold your child close in a way, that he faces the book and sees what’s in the book
  4. Never force the child to read. Make it fun and relaxed so that your child looks forward to it.
  5. Involve your child in reading – by prompting them about what they see, talk about pictures. Repeat familiar pictures and words

Book Recommendations – A list of fun books for toddlers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is one of my favourite children’s book. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most descriptive and educational books for kids between the age group of 2 to 5 years. The book is essentially the story of a caterpillar dividing the pains and toils of its life. The language of the book is very simple to understand. I remember reading it to my daughters when they were small.

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Ladybird Toddler Touch: First Words:

This book is seamless for young children who are just stepping into toddlerhood and starting to explore the world around them. It is full of exciting new words and pictures that your toddlers knows, along with fascinating finger trails on every page, flaps that can be lifted, and many things to touch and feel.

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The Big Sleep Book

A loveable board book to read at bedtime for your toddlers. It focused on a child’s daily life. Can be read to toddlers and above

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What the Ladybird Heard Next

Your child will love the stunningly shiny eye-catching cover and seeing the glossy ladybird on every page. With witty action, animal noises, and a secretive plot, you and your toddler are sure to have some fun reading this amazing book.

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The way back home

This book offers a creative story of friendship in an unknown world. It also talks about adventure and how two people can work together against all odds and make things happen. A wonderful book that will motivate and inspire your child in ways unknown.

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Also, read 5 ways to raise a child who loves reading. 

Apart from these 5 fun books for your toddlers, here are a few more which are my personal favourite and recommended for your little ones –

We are going on a bear hunt which is about going on a hunt, The happy egg which is for curious toddlers, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess, and Where’ spot by Eric Hill. These were all my daughter’s favourite books.

Do you and your child have any favourite books? Do let us know in the comment section below.