5 Must Have Board Books For Toddlers
Reading is a habit that is best started at an early age. Reading aloud to babies and toddlers is not only a great way to bond with them but it also opens up multiple learning avenues for the child. Communication, language development, observational skills, and critical thinking abilities are a few of the things a child develops in reading. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of 5 awesome board books for your toddler.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: Early learning meets colorful illustrations weaved into an entertaining tale of a newly hatched caterpillar that eats his way through the book to grow into a beautiful butterfly. The book keeps young minds glued to its pages, introducing them to various concepts like numbers, days of the week, names of fruits, and the lifecycle of a butterfly among others. Or simply enjoy the story while having a great time with your child.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.: Another classic read for young toddlers, this book is great for learning colors and animals. Although the book doesn’t follow a storyline, it holds the reader’s attention with its repetitive phrases and rhymes. Elaborate and vibrant illustrations by Eric Carle catch the eyes. The easy to grasp words make for a simple and quick read.
Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown: Perfect for a bedtime read, this book illustrates a little rabbit wishing goodnight to everything he sees. Full of wonderful details and rhyming litanies, this book will make bedtimes with your child easier! This board book is apt for those tiny hands to hold and developing minds to chew upon.
Guess How Much I Love You By Sam McBratney: A timeless tale of love and affection, this one is sure to melt your heart. Classic watercolor illustrations make for a pretty read. See the bond between the Big and Little Nutbrown hares unfold as they express their love for each other, witness their abstract love take a verbal shape as they try to fathom the depth of their affection.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book: if you are looking for a book that makes learning fun and enjoyable, then this one has to be your pick. A funny and entertaining read, this board book introduces children to alphabets in the most fun way possible. With its varied wacky characters and alliterative rhymes making for giggly laughs, this book is a must-have for every young reader’s library. This versatile board book also adds up to your little one’s vocabulary with its zany words and phrases.
Now that we’ve got you covered on the board books you can read to your toddler, which one are you going to start with?
Vichitra Goel is a post graduate in English literature and has worked as a University Professor till the time she became a mother. Since then she's been busy raising a little reader, writing, Instagramming, DIY-ing, hoarding craft-supplies, and procrastinating decluttering!
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