5 of the Best Books to Read with Toddlers

Reading to your toddler is a great way to engage with them and show them that you care. Of course, there are many modern-day distractions that can get in the way. From tablets to video games, there’s a whole host of things that your kids can do. Still, it’s crucial that you make time to read with them when you can. Set aside just 10 minutes each day for this educational activity.

Not sure where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve listed five of the very best books that you should give a go right now. Here are some stories that your little ones will adore.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book is a classic and for good reason. Thousands of young kids have enjoyed this book with their parents time and time again. Even if your toddler can’t fully grasp the stop yet, they will adore the bright colors of the illustrations. The story tells of a (you guessed it!) caterpillar who just wants to eat everything and is never full. But wait, there’s a surprise twist ending to this children’s story.

The Napping House

If there’s one thing that all toddlers love, it’s a good old nap. That’s why ‘The Napping House’ is the ideal book to read to your little ones. The story starts off in a normal home and builds and builds to a very exciting tale. From the snoring granny and dozing dog to the dreaming child, there’s a whole load to discover here. We’re sure that your toddler will ask to hear this one again and again.

Fast Food

From storybooks to a fabulous little picture-based book. Your toddlers (and maybe even you!) will love seeing the crazy images in this one. On each page, you will find a wonderfully creative picture of an everyday food item, which has been transformed into some form of transport. From cars to airplanes, there will always be something that you can enjoy here. When your kiddies have a short attention span, choosing books that are heavy in illustrations or pictures is the very best way to go.

Yummy Yucky

Is your toddler a fussy eaters? If the answer is a big fat yes, this book might be the answer to your foodie problems. The book helps kids know what they should eat (fruit and veg) and what they shouldn’t (things from the floor). We all know that toddlers love to ‘experiment’ with food, and so this should teach them a lesson or two. What’s more, the book is beautifully illustrated and fun to read.

Counting Kisses

When one fussy little baby just won’t relax, her family try to calm her down with a wonderful countdown of kisses. This lovely book may have a simple storyline but it’s well worth your time. Reading it with your little ones is sure to bring a smile to their faces and they will love counting with you. Go on… Give this pretty little story a go!

Looking for more books to read with your toddler? Here are some other books my children love:

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My name is Robyn. I'm a professional blogger and full-time juggler of a 6-year-old + twin toddlers! On Celeb Baby Laundry, I write about topics that interest moms - pregnancy, mommyhood, living the Disney life, family travel, recipes, crafts and a dash of the latest celeb mom news! One of my greatest hopes is to show other parents that it is possible to balance everyday life with parenthood. You can enjoy life while sharing it with the best people of all - your children!

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