Best Toddler Books

I reviewed a few of my FAVORITE best toddler books. Most are oldies but goodies that I LOVE reading over and over again. 

You don't need a lot of books, just the right ones. best toddler books shopping tips. 

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Tips For Shopping

1. Buy A Variety

You don’t need many books, just a small variety of great books. Find books about different topics as this will expose your child to more vocabulary, For example, look for books about bedtime, school, vehicles, animals, outerspace, etc...

Toddlers love to repeat the same book over and over again and that is a great thing for language learning. It is also a great thing for your pocketbook. You don't need too many books!

2. Ryhmes

Again, the key here is variety. Find a few rhyming books. Rhyming is an early phonological awareness skill that is important for learning to read print. Introducing rhyming is easier when you have a favorite book that rhymes!

3. Predictable Patterns

Find books that a have predictable/repeating theme. “The Hungry Caterpillar” or “10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” are two good examples.

These patterns, while monotonous for adults, are very beneficial for our children. They offer lots of repetition of new information and toddlers NEED lots of repetition to learn.  

Predictable books also help teach the language skill, predicting to our toddlers.

4. Interesting

It is good to introduce toddlers to new things through books, but don't push it if your child is in a "phase."

For example, if your child LOVE trains, have a few train books on hand. You want your child to WANT to read. If trains inspire a love for reading, than have some books about it!

5. Watch The Length

A toddler's attention span is short. Some children can sit for 20 minutes and some, like mine, listen for about 5 minutes! 

To give you an idea, a typical 2 – 2 ½ year old may be able to sit for a 5-10 minute story. A 3 year old may sit for a 20 minute story.

Watch the length of the book. At this age, you still don’t have to read the entire story but story grammar is starting to emerge. During reading time, try to get the setting and plot across. 

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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference.

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