As your toddler gets older, they may become more interested in hearing the story, and there are certainly some stories that are great to read to your toddler, but always be sure that you stay focused on sharing the experience with your child, and not just reading the story without their involvement.
Here are a few of my favorite books for toddlers:
- Mortimer by Robert Munsch - look for the simplified board book version for preschoolers. This story has some great natural sound effects built into as well as a catchy song.
- Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton - a cute story with lots of opportunity to talk about farm animals and make sounds.
- Hand Hand Fingers Thumb by Al Perkins - this is a fun read with fun actions to go along with the rhyme.
- DK Publishing Touch and Feel books - these books come in a variety of themes (animals, play time, shapes etc.) and are great for getting toddlers interested in books and talking about concepts like soft, bumpy etc.