Reading is part of daily life in our home. At 16 months old board books are the most appropriate books for Baby T’s age. She can read them as much as she wants without me having to worry about the pages getting ripped or torn. Throughout our house there are four different book shelves/baskets filled with her books. It is extremely important to me to promote the importance of reading to her and encourage her to become more independent with it. Recently Baby T has started picking up books and taking them to the couch to read to herself. It is still one of my favorite things when she picks up a books and brings it to me. She will turn around and back into my lap before sitting down (it is the cutest thing). Here are 5 of Baby T’s favorite board book.
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The Pout-Pout Fish
This book is currently #1 in our house. The Pout-Pout fish’s friends try to convince him that he doesn’t have to pout, but he doesn’t believe them. He thinks that’s just the way he is until a fish, no one has met before, changes his mind. Baby T is obsessed with the last couple pages and the beautiful kiss-kiss fish. She will flip to them over and over again pointing to the shimmery fish.
Little Blue Truck
Everyone needs to have this book in their collection. Little Blue Truck is a great friend, helpful and kind. He is always quick to be there and help wherever he can. This book has also helped teach Baby T animal noises. She loves the beep-beep sound that little blue truck makes.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear has a rhythm to it that makes it easy for toddlers to memorize and “read” along. Baby T loves all the different colored animals in this book. Because of the rhythm she is able to anticipate the next page which makes it a blast to read. Her current favorite page is the purple cat.
The Going To Bed Book
This book has the cutest rhymes in it. It is a goofy story that ends with everyone going to bed. They get to embark on a mini adventure before finally making it to their beds. Baby T does different motions for the silly pages and mimics the characters.
Guess How Much I Love You
There had to be a sweet book in our top 5 favorites. This book has a father rabbit convincing his child of how much he truly loves him. When I read this to Baby T I usually changes the characters to make it more customized, like it is me saying it to her. This book also allows Baby T moments to do dramatic hand motions, which she loves.
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Parents should bought this type books for there toddler. Thanks for your suggested books. Will try asap.
I love brown bear and how much I love you for my toddler. Great suggestions!
I have all of these! Such good books (except I have the non-board book version of Pout-Pout Fish). My kids absolutely love Sandra Boynton books!
I love Sandra Boynton books too! She is so good at keeping children engaged with her book.
Love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? We will have to check out some of the others!
My toddler loves “The Going to Bed” book. She also loves her Usborne Books + More. Have you heard of that company?
Yes I have!
Gah! These are all some of our favorites as well! Little Blue Truck ALWAYS makes my 1 year old giggle uncontrollably. He loves the rhyming <3
We LOVE “the going to bed book!” I always read it AFTER I put my twins in their cribs so they don’t associate going into the cribs with me leaving immediately. It’s worked really well and the last page is just so sweet. I don’t have “Little Blue Truck” but I keep hearing how great it is, I should just go buy it!
Other favorites in our house are “Jamberry” and “Pantone: Colors”… and many more! There are so many great books to choose from! I’ve been trying to blog about our favorite books too and it’s hard to narrow the list down sometimes!