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Top 10 Books to Read In This Summer with Your little Toddler

Updated on June 25, 2011

Summer books for your little tot

It's never too early to start reading to children. Exposing your child to books at early ages prepares him/her for academic success. There are several benefits of starting reading to your child at early ages:

  1. It helps to develop the vocabulary of your child.
  2. Learning to follow the story will help the child later on to follow the instructions given at school.
  3. Develops an appreciation for writing.
  4. Provides your child with good memory.
  5. Develops creativity in your child.
  6. Strong academics.

Here I have mentioned some of the books which may be helpful for you in this summer to start reading with your little one.

Top 10 Summer Readings for Your Toddler

1. Giraffes can’t dance by Giles Andreae

This is a story of a clumsy giraffe who isn’t very good at dancing and is teased by other animals for it. The moral of story is that every individual is different and that it is okay to be different from others.

2. Room on the broom by Julia Donaldson

It is a book with its strong sense of rhyme, a familiar element of repetition, interesting characters, and a nice plot twist at the end. It is a cute story which gives a nice message about sharing and teamwork.

3. The Little Mouse, the Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

The pictures of this book are colorful and amazing. It is the story of a mouse who gets a red ripe strawberry to eat. The reader too becomes the character of the story and the story gives the message that sharing your treasures is much more enjoyable than taking them all for yourself.

4. Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug by J.D. Lester

Fathers often have nick names for their children which show the love and affection they have towards their child. This book is a soft illustration of the warmth and playfulness between parents and children.

5. Kitten's Spring by Eugenie Fernandes

This about a kitten who explores a farm from morning to evening and returns home at the end of the day to rest, sleep, and dream. A simple and rhythmic style of presentation is used to convey the pleasure in everyday adventures.

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6. 1 2 3, Maisy by Lucy Cousins

Open this cute book and find her wonderful world unfold by numbers in them. The book has fold out pages packed with colorful things for you to count.

7. Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

This is a wonderful peep-through-the-holes picture book. Lucy searches for a butterfly in her garden and finds several creatures there. Finally, you will get surprised by a stunning 3-D butterfly!

8. All Fall Down by Helen Oxenbury

This is a beautifully illustrated, brightly coloured bedtime book for toddlers. This book is full of simple actions that one-year-olds will really enjoy imitating.

9. Chimp and Zee’s Noisy Book by Laurence Anholt

This is a fantastically colorful and energetic interactive board book for very young readers. Chimp and Zee are the noisiest, most loveable twins in Jungle town. Toddlers can have fun making several noises with Chimp and Zee.

10. Find Kitty! by Debbie MacKinnon

Kim wants to play with Kitty, but does not know where she is. Kim searches for Kitty all around. In this book, there are bright, clear photographs designed for very young children. Text contains basic words, teaching concepts such as "under", "in" and "behind".

While reading for young kids, it’s not just reading the words. It is also about enjoying the interaction and attention given to them while reading. Children also develop strong bonds with their parents while engaging in reading activities.

They find interest in brightly colored, cute pictures as well as enjoy the rhythm and ‘touchy feely’ books of this age. Introducing reading to babies open up a ‘world of wonders’ for them.


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