Sugar Plum Z has a pretty impressive library. Over 50 books and counting. I have to say I am impressed and I feel a sense of bride when I think about her library. I’m an avid reader and it gives me so much joy to read to her. And when she points out objects or says words she recognizes or pretend reads (some of which is on point) my heart skips a beat! These are the things that matter to me. Raising a reader is a must.
We will be sharing books from her collections and why we love them.
P.S. Her God Papa (RIP) and God Auntie PoPo have blessed us with many of these books. We appreciate them so much. Zoe also have a few collectibles that stay on the top shelf for safe keeping that were gifts Aunty Jackie and from mommy (that would be me.) Big Z has also passed down a few titles to her little sister.
Most of our other titles were purchased at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. You can find almost any great children’s book there. We also pick up amazing titles at our favorite local bookstore.
Today Zoë is sharing her favorite first books. These are the books I read to her while I was pregnant and guess what? She loves them and we read them over and over again. Baby E gets to enjoy them with us too as we get ready for the big delivery day. These books are recommended for 0 to 2 years old however I say there is no age limit on these books. Zoe will be reading these and more of her favorites for years to come.
Here are 6 must have toddler books as picked by Zoë aka Sugar Plum Z:
It’s Dr.Seuss friends! Need I say more. Yes I will: It’s the alphabet! The beginning to a kids literacy playground.
Put on your best animal interpretations and turn the story into an outdoor adventure.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The alphabet has gone wild plus there’s a coconut tree! Being of caribbean descent, the coconut tree makes us happy. As a child I would sit in my closet and pretend I was reading under the mango tree in our f ring yard back in Jamaica. I can still smell those mangoes!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This caterpillar loves to eat the things we love. Watching Zoë squeal with delight at the caterpillars appetite and them turn into a butterfly is priceless.
This is the best bedtime book ever. That’s my opinion but truly I love it and Zoë does too. She can practically “read” me this story in her own just turned 2 year-old way. I live for when she picks this one at as our last read for the evening.
The Runaway Bunny
Yes mommy will always be there for. She will become who or whatever she needs to become to protect you. This story reminds me of me and so many mothers out there. Our Super Mama cape is always ready.
What are some of your toddler’s favorite books? We are always looking for more to add to our collection.
KitaJanuary 12, 2015 at 9:27 PM
I love anything the cat in the hat. I don’t read to mine anymore they read to me and I love how they love to do that. I love Goodnight moon it’s my daughter’s favorite.
M JJanuary 15, 2015 at 1:32 PM
The Cat In The Hat is a staple. I love that our kids get to enjoy books we enjoyed when we were their age. I would love to see you whip out one of those books and have reading time with your older children. I bet you would get the best laughs from their faces alone!