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My daughter is an early reader, and I’m loving what she’s choosing for us to read to her. Since she can’t tell you directly what she’s loving lately, I thought it would be fun to share our favorite books for the (almost) 2-year-old! Basically this is a list of favorite books for a 2-year-old by a 2-year-old. (Oh, if she could only type…)
Both of our kids had fairly extensive libraries in their rooms when they were born. I’ve known the importance of reading to our kids, and I think that reading to our son from the very beginning is what helped him grow into the reader he is now. While we (of course) chose books for him that we loved, as he got older we let him choose books to read.
And now that my daughter is almost 2, she is getting more say in the books we read to her.
Hug Machine – My husband bought this for our daughter (I can’t remember if it was for Christmas, maybe?) It’s such a fun little book and now our little girl requests “hug! hug! HUG!!!!”
Wheels on the Bus – this was a favorite of our son’s, and I love that he wanted to give it to his little sister. We change the words when reading it to her sometimes. She really loves it when the people on the bus go up and down, and in this book, the people on the bus go “chat, chat, chat.” So. What she can’t read right now won’t hurt her.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – my daughter’s daycare has this book in paperback form, and the kids love the music for this book (it’s on YouTube.) When the daycare provider told me about the book in January, I found the board book (because my little girl is also pretty destructive with paper books.) She calls the book “boom boom.” 🙂
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? – This was my son’s book initially, and my sister-in-law bought it for him. Since then we’ve bought the “Are You Going to Sleep?” book (not a board book) and he still enjoys it. This one is loved by my daughter and she “reads” it to herself and it’s really sweet.
Sesame Street ABCs – This is a collection by Reader’s Digest. I happened to get the books for A, B and C at a consignment sale, and realized later that there must be more. So after some searching, I found the entire set on eBay and bought them when our son was young. 26 books all featuring Sesame Street stories and rhymes. And the backs of the books can form a puzzle (which my son loves putting together.) I’m linking to them on Amazon, but know you could always search eBay (like I did.) I paid about $25 or less for the entire set, which is an unbelievable deal.
In case this isn’t enough, I have other book recommendations for kids and adults.
What is your favorite children’s book?