The toddler stage is such a beautiful stage in child development. Yes there are those notorious temper tantrums and the love for the word “No” but a tremendous amount of learning happens at this critical stage.
Toddler girls are getting into dolls and pretend friends while toddler boys are developing a fascination for anything that moves; cars, trucks, trains and dinosaurs. Boys tend to hold on to their fascination with moving things as grownups.
The best books for toddlers are books that are aligned with their interest. A toddler’s attention span is often fickle.
A book that captivates their interest will go a long way into making them lifelong readers.
Here is a list of toddler books for the little impetuous boy or girl who loves moving objects:
1. Little Engine that Could: Is one book that I have had countless adults reference as still being of influence in their lives today. When faced with fresh challenges, they find themselves saying “I think I can, I think I can” and then go for it. Who knew that a toddler book could double as a motivational tool!
2. Freight Train: Toddler boys love lining up their toy trains and racing them. Freight Train will certainly engage them. Freight Train is an all time bestseller on SlimyBookworm.com
3. The Potty Train: The toddler stage is also the potty training stage. I shared my “potty training expertise” (tongue in cheek) in How to Potty Train. The Potty Train capitalizes on a toddler boy’s love for trains to induce him into seeing using the potty as fun.
4. Sheep in a Jeep: Rhyming book with simple texts and beautiful illustrations that will find you laughing at the end. A couple of sheep driving a jeep is hilarious to say the least.
5. Mini Wheels: Mini Fire Engine: is a book and a toy all in one. It is shaped as a fire engine that opens as a book.
7. Little Blue Truck: is a board book about a little blue truck on the farm that gets stuck on the muddy country road.
8. Little Blue Truck Leads the Way: The story of the Little Blue Truck continues as the little country truck makes it to the big city.
Did I leave out your favorite book for the active toddler? Go ahead and leave a comment below.