Making intentional choices about the books we present to our children during their toddler and preschool years is so important! As you’re building your family’s home library – follow this guide of books that will support you and your child through the fundamental preschool years.
Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers About The Food We Eat
Reginald, the T-Rex was just like all the other ferocious dinosaurs except for one thing… he did not eat meat! T. Veg – The Story Of A Carrot Crunching Dinosaur is perfect for children who have a no meat preference or families that live a vegan lifestyle!
Combined with beautiful illustrations and words beginning enteirely with the letter “S” Summer Supper is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning where the food we eat comes from.
In this silly, entertaining story monsters insist that they’ll never eat broccoli while listing all the absurd things they’d rather do… your preschooler will laugh out loud reading “Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli,” and *spoiler alert* they do end up eating it!
Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers That Encourage STEAM
If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low, if you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know… Meet Dr. Temple Grandin―one of the world’s quirkiest science heroes! “The Girl Who Thought In Pictures” introduces a renound scientist diagnosed at a young age with Autism. While this created many obstacles for her she persevered and made groundbreaking discoveries in the science industry!
Introduce your preschooler to the basic fundamentals of coding with this fun and quirky story! In “How To Code A Sandcastle” two friends have been working hard all summer to build the perfect sandcastle. After consistently hitting several roadblocks they break their problems down into simpler steps and finally complete their sandcastle!
“Steam Kids” brings the concepts explored in a Steam classroom right into your home. With a variety of activities that range from simple to complex this book is perfect to have on hand for turning free time into an opportunity to learn something new!
Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers Celebrating Accomplishments
Appropriate for celebrating birthdays, graduations and all milestones in between “The Wonderful Things You Will Be” uses beautiful rhymes to communicate the unique characteristics that make our children who they are. There are also many thoughtful conversation starters and playful illustrations your toddler or preschooler is sure to love!
Loosing their first tooth is a huge milestone for a preschooler! “The Night Before The Tooth Fairy” is a fun and silly story that follows the journey of a little boy’s first lost tooth, from the first wiggle to the tooth fairy finally arriving!
Starting Kindergarten is an event in a preschooler’s life that can cause many emotions, for them and their parents! “On The First Day Of Kindergarten” is a wonderful book for children and parents to read together while preparing for this new adventure. The illustrations in the book are multicultural so children are sure to find a character they can identify with, you’re sure to fall in love with the fun catchy phrasing!
This darling book follows Bear who seems to have it all together, he’s smart, talented, confident… there’s just one thing – he’s afraid to ride a bike! “Bike On, Bear” is an encouraging story all about facing your fears and the importance of being an encouraging friend.
“Vegetables In Underwear” is the perfect addition to any toddler’s library while working on potty training! You’ll giggle right along with your little one as you see carrots and broccoli dancing and celebrating their “big kid” status after leaving diapers behind!
Many children struggle with the idea of getting a haircut, especially the first time! In “Wally Does Not Want A Haircut” children’s feelings are brought to life through a sheep that has avoided a haircut far to long, finally – after his hair has caused him to get stuck he makes the decision on his own to get a haircut and then does a special dance.
Books For Toddlers And Preschoolers That Teach Important Lessons
The Best Behavior Board Books set is a “must have” for your toddler or preschooler’s library. Using simple and thorough statements these books tackle the common, age appropriate stages all toddlers go through such as hitting, biting, using unkind words and kicking. For each behavior the books provides positive alternatives that use the same actions, such as “teeth are not for biting, teeth are for eating!”
When a group of friends are not allowed to join the pet club because of their unique pets they decide to start a club of their own. Full of warm messages such as “pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends,” “Strictly No Elephants” is a wonderful addition to any family library wanting to encourage a message of inclusion.
Helping children develop a habit of mindfulness at an early age is extremely beneficial as they navigate these important years. “I Can Do Hard Things” encourages children to remind themselves that they are strong, able, kind and have unique gifts to share with the world around them.
Bedtime Books For Toddlers And Preschoolers
What would you do to catch a star? Join a little boy on a mission to do just that in “How To Catch A Star.” From climbing a ladder to finding the tallest tree, you’ll learn that sometimes the answer to what we’re searching for isn’t quite what we think!
This sleepy tale will take you and your child on a journey to see the world from a whole new view, at night. “I Took The Moon For A Walk” is full of dreamy phrases, notes of animals that are seen only at night and a character that overcomes his fear of the dark.
Just as most toddlers and preschoolers have a routine for betime, Llama llama is no different! “Llama llama, nighty-night” walks through the nightly routine llama llama goes through with his mama everynight, right down to the red pajamas!
Books For Toddlers And Preschoolers That Support Their Learning
Full of vibrant colors and whimsical design, “Mix It Up” is sure to get your creativity flowing! This is a great choice for toddler or preschoolers learning about colors and the results of mixing colors.
“This Is How We Do It” provides preschool children with a view into the lives of children just like them from all over the world. Walk through the daily routines of seven different children from different countries, at the end of the book you’ll be introduced to photos of the families that inspire each character in the book!
Not your typical counting book, “When I Am Big” captures children’s attention instantly by exploring ideas of all the things they can be or do when they grown up. This book is simple and short, has wonderfully charming artwork and is perfect for children in the beginning stages of counting.
Books For Toddlers And Preschoolers About Arizona
Practice your ABC’s with a journey through the Grand Canyon state. See all there is to see in Arizona while exploring all 26 letters in “A Is For Arizona: A Grand Canyon State ABC Primer.”
Come along with the friends in this book for a charming journey through Arizona. In “Good Night Arizona” you’ll see the Colorado River, The Grand Canyon, and so many more amazing sights! Your journey is sure to be full of adventure!
Arizona is a fascinating place! Learn more about the desert, history, landmarks, plants and animals, in terms that are simple and child oriented in “State Shapes: Arizona.”
Starting Your Family Library… Books For Babies
Full of heartfelt, whimsical phrases you’ll love to share with your baby, “I’ll Never Let You Go” is a sweet addition to any growing library.
With bright, contrasting colors and interactive flaps, Peek-A-Who is sure to become one of your baby’s favorite books to read!
Colorful and multicultural, “Making Faces” introduces your baby to five different emotions and babies of many different cultures!
What are some of your family’s favorite books?