This is the first post in a series of Toddler Favorites.
As Jada is showing more and more personality, she also is displaying her preferences for certain foods, toys, and activities. I thought I’d share what is working for us, so other parents might piggy back off that!
Today, we are going to focus on books.
She is really, really interested in books.
She’s also really into climbing ALL THE THINGS! But, that will be for a separate post.
Here are a few of her favorites. Currently, we are using primarily board books as they withstand the curious hands of toddlers better than their paper counterparts.
Both books allow readers to learn about animals, colors, sounds, and actions. The Brown Bear book is interactive, which is also popular with Jada. She also loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar, also by Eric Carle, so much so, that it is too beat up for a picture!
Another great interactive book is Where’s Spot?
Just have some heavy duty tape available as some of the flaps can’t withstand the strength of super toddlers!
This book has been around since the 1940’s and still keeps little ones entertained. Because the book makes Jada feel like she’s part of the story, she just can’t get enough!
From 1 to 10, the babies show actions like dancing or eating, finishing with the babies falling fast asleep. Perfect for bedtime.
This book counts down from 10 to 1 and focuses on touch. Plus, the rhyming nature keeps little ones engaged.
There are quite a few versions of “first words”, so it doesn’t seem like you can go wrong with bright illustrations!
This book shows baby’s loveable parts like her nose and tummy. Jada points to the book then to the body part on her. It’s really short and the illustrations are so lifelike!
I love these books. You can see they are part of a series and just beautifully written and illustrated. Some of the pages have a few too many words for Jada right now, but they wonderful messages of love.
Another classic. I’m not sure what it is about this book, but Jada loves it. She can’t be the only one as it has remained a top pick since the 1940’s!
What books do your little ones love?