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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

5 Awesome Books To Read to Your Toddler

Four Children reading Dr. Seuss

1. I SPY by Jean Marzollo

This book has many pictures and riddles. It is great for toddlers learning coordination. Items are displayed in different areas on the page. As you read, your toddler can be encouraged to see where the items are located on that page.

2. The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

This story is about a red hen that attempted to illicit the help of her friends that lived in the house with her. They did not want to help her clean, do any household chores, or even chores outside. So when she cooked a beautiful cake, everyone in the household could smell it. They all wanted some of it. To their surprise she said since she baked it all by herself, she would eat it by herself down to the last morsel. After that everyone in the household was very helpful around the house. This story has also been presented at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan.

3. Scribble by Deborah Freedman

This is a story of a little boy that scribbles over his friend’s picture. He was actually quite mean to her, telling her the princess she drew was not pretty. But then he seemingly enters into a world of scribbling where he actually rescues a princess. After the experience, his attitude changes and he admits to his friend that her picture actually was pretty. He unscrambles her picture.

4. The Bravest Knight by Mercer Mayer

A young boy imagines if he lived a thousand years ago all of the things that he would be able to do. He imagines shining his knights armor, his knight rescuing him, he would guard his knight’s animals, and much more. He truly has a vivid imagination.

5. Marley Goes To School by John Grogan

As a child, I remember my dog following me to the store and waiting patiently outside until I came out. This is a story about a dog named Marley that is determined to go to school and find his master Cassie. He digs a hole under the fenced yard. It depicts the numerous events that he goes through before finding Cassie. Some of the events include going to the cafeteria, going to the gymnasium, chasing the ball, and an episode with the principal of the school.

The library has numerous books that you toddler can choose from. Why not go today? Would you share this article with someone else?

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  1. I also have my list of books that are intended for children, http://www.ekidsbooks.blogspot.com. I hope this will help. Thanks!

  2. Yes, that is a nice selection of books east.