Five Best Ever Children’s Books for
Start your children off early with their love of reading.
Read to them whenever you get a chance so they can learn about
books and how special they are. Once they begin to read, they
will return the favor by reading to you. Here are my picks for
the five best ever children’s books for toddlers.
1. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman
Bridwell - When Emily Elizabeth gets her very own
puppy, neither she nor her family have any idea of how he
will change their lives. She names him Clifford. Clifford is
a special dog as Emily Elizabeth soon finds out. Clifford
grows up and up and up until he’s too big for their
apartment. That’s when Emily and her family move to Birdwell
Island so Clifford can have some room to play. Through
Clifford’s adventures, children learn the values of sharing,
apologizing, making friends, and helping out.
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric
Carle - All of Eric Carle’s stories feature
loveable creatures from nature in bold colors and shapes. As
soon as you see a cover, you know that it is one of his
books. The first one that I ever read was about the
caterpillar. It seemed that caterpillar was never satisfied
and always hungry. Why was he so hungry? Then one day, he
disappeared inside something called a cocoon. What happened
to caterpillar next will surprise and amaze your toddler.
Carle’s books teach practical lessons about nature and how
animals function in it. Children will learn about the
animals and their native habitats.
3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein -
This book is one that your toddler will ask you to read over
and over again. The Giving Tree is a touching book about
life and love as told through a young child’s relationship
with a tree. Sometimes, though we forget what our parents
and friends have done for us. It hurts them when we turn out
backs on them, but they always welcome us back with open
arms. Parents will like this story because it mirrors a
parent’s bittersweet love and sacrifice for a child.
4. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne - Who
hasn’t heard of Winnie the Pooh? Pooh belongs to Christopher
Robin, a young boy who joins him on many adventures. Winnie
the Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Wood in a tree house
surrounded by his friendly neighbors. Your toddler will meet
Tigger, the orange and black tiger that bounces around on
his tail. They’ll also meet Kanga and Roo, the mother and
son duo who live near Pooh. There is Rabbit who tries to
keep order in the community and seems to be the only
responsible party besides Kanga. Pooh’s favorite fearful
friend is Piglet, who runs to Pooh when he’s in trouble. I
don’t exactly know what Eeyore is, but the pinned up tail
suggests that he is a blue donkey of sorts. He may seem sad,
but he comes through for his friends when they need him
most. Owl is the wisest of the group, always giving advice
to the others on practical matters.
5. Corduroy by Don Freeman - Children
love animals especially cute, cuddly teddy bears. Corduroy
is a stuffed bear that sits on a shelf in the department
store day in and day out waiting for someone to buy him.
When a young girl’s mother points out that he has lost a
button, Corduroy goes in search of it. As he explores his
surroundings, he notices all of the wonderful things that
are kept in the store. Does Corduroy ever find his button?
Read the book and find out. Corduroy will become one of your
toddler’s favorite stories.
When they are not old enough to read, you must do the
honors. Any of these books will offer adventurous and
heartwarming stories your child will love. If you don’t own any
of them, get a copy today.
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