I have a 14-month old critic in the house. She questions everything I do. And she has an opinion on everything I say. When I read a book to my little critic she tells me if she likes it by clapping her hands – or, if she hates it, by closing the book and pushing it out of my lap. Yep, she bosses me around.
So, what are her favorite children’s books? Below are our must-have children’s books for a toddler with a strong opinion and short attention span. Note: They are all interactive.
Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz. This is a great board book that allows baby to lift up pages to find baby’s belly button, hands, feet, eyes, mouth, etc. When she sees this book she points to her belly button. So cute!
Twinkle Toes by Karen Katz. This is another great board book. It allows Kelsey to touch and feel certain parts of the book – like real fabric on baby’s skirt and a scratchy surface on baby’s dress.
Dr. Seuss’s Oh, Baby! Go, Baby! – This book is from the Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection, where every page is interactive. She love flipping through this book and touching all of the pages. She makes us read this book over and over and over again, every night before bedtime.
Disney Fairies Fairy Songs Pop-up Songbook. This songbook that incorporates music (her favorite) and pop-up pages. She has two similar books that we have to read each night as well. One is Dora the Explorer and one is Baby Einstein.
Can you moo? By Tanya Roitman. This is one of mommy’s favorites because it has a pig finger puppet which keeps me entertained and every page features a colorful picture of an animal – which helps baby learn animal sounds. A fun read.
And there you have it. Critic’s choice for favorite books for a toddler. Enjoy!