12 Favorite Board Books For Toddlers
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So many people stress the important of reading to children beginning at a young age (even as early as in utero!). Thankfully, I have been SO blessed that both of my boys have LOVED books since they were super young. Since they both love books so much they, of course, get a TON of wear. Since they’re little and rough on boks we make it a point to only get board books. Around here… regular books will be, accidentally, shredded within minutes. Due to them being such book lovers, there are a decent amount of books that we have easily read over 100 times each. Of course I can’t list all of them, but here are a few of the favorites from our bookshelf:
I couldn’t start this list without this being the first book listed. This has to be, hands down, my boys favorite book of all time. All of the Llama Llama books have been read more times that I can count. They have definitely been the most read books out of every single one that we own. Honestly, they’re one of my favorite books to read.
Of course The Foot Book is a classic Dr. Seuss book. It’s rhymey, catchy, and bound to be a family favorite! TI has some of my kids favorite lines to fill in out of all books.
Out of all books I’ve come across I feel like these books definitely encourage imagination! The busy books are a book, playmat, and little character toys that go along with the book… all in one. These books will keep your kids entertained for hours! They also make great gifts!
This book is another one of my favorite books to read! Thankfully it’s so catchy and fun to read because my oldest has requested it about 90343943 times! The original Little Blue Truck is also a great one!
Eric Carle Books are definitely classic children’s books that every child loves. I really love that it includes counting and teaches them about the butterfly life cycle!
Goodnight Moon is surely a classic children’s book. It’s bold colors really stand out to kids, especially at a young age.
Growing up I always loved iSpy books. Look and find books are a much easier type of iSpy books for toddlers. They learn where everything is quickly, but it never gets old to them! It’s also very easy to have them find other objects other than what is listed on the page to find.
Are you trying to incorporate letter recoginition into your child playtime? Seeing as this book is all about letters… this is a great way to do it! It’s also super colorful and eye catching for children.
What toddler doesn’t love farm animals?! The very first animal noise my 2 year old learned was “Moo!” along with calling cows “moo” for the longest time. It’s a super cute children’s book about animals that are trying to outsmart a farmer.
Yet another Eric Carle classic children’s book. Honestly, it’s not the most interesting book in the world, but kids LOVE it. Around 3 years old my oldest had all of us pegged as an animal in the book. He and I were purple cats, daddy as the white dog, and his little brother as the goldfish. It was the cutest thing ever. He still remembers it to this day, but he has become the blue horse. His favorite color is blue. So, naturally… he must be any and everything blue.
You can never go wrong with Dr. Seuss books. I feel like this is one of the hidden ones that not as many people know of, but my kids have LOVED it since very young ages. My 4 year old has been able to recite it for years now. It’s, of course, super rhymey, which also makes it fun to read… especially when you’ll be reading it over and over again.
A couple of years ago for Easter I bought my oldest this book. Once again, it isn’t the most interesting book ever. However, it’s short and cute. The illustrations are beautiful and it has been one that he has wanted read super often. The rabbits name is Nicholas; the way my oldest said it when he was little was the cutest thing ever!
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There you have it! A list of our go to books for story time around here. You can pretty much guarantee at least one of these books will be read every. single. time. Hopefully you were able to discover some new books you haven’t heard of! We are always looking for new book ideas around here. If you have any family favorites be sure to leave them in the comments below!