Reading books with your toddler is a great way to bond and promotes a lot of skills which they can hone while reading. It helps develop creativity, communication, critical thinking, and speaking skills. It also develops traits such as patience, preference, and concentration. Not only does the practice of reading help with your child’s development, but it also has something to do with the reading material.
Many children’s books are written with inspiring content, moral stories, humor, and real-life situations. Picking out a book to read with your toddler is up to you on what kind of subjects you think they are ready to understand. It can open an avenue for your kid to learn about life through visuals and story-telling.
That said, here are some books to read with your toddler:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The story revolves around the relationship between a boy and a female apple tree. The relationship between the two is a give-and-take relationship which can be interpreted both positively or negatively depending on the reader.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most well-known children’s book classics. It is about a caterpillar that eats his way through the week and in the end, transforms into a butterfly.
Love You Forever by Robert Musch
Love You Forever is placed in the top 5 list of Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books list in 2001. The story is about the circle of life as a parent and child and also touches on the subject of death at the end of the story.