September 6, 2018

Morley's Book Club: Favourite Toddler Story Books

As Morley has gotten older, we've really fine-tuned her bedtime routine. 

After dinner, we wind down in the living room, usually colouring or doing a puzzle before bath time. After the little mermaid decides to get out of the water, we get her "jammas" on. With her cup of milk in hand (and her blanket and multiple stuffies tucked under her arms), it's off to bed.

But, before the lights go out, we must first read a few "stowies". Of Morley's choosing, of course. 

Favourite Toddler Story Books

The books that Morley loves, and that keep her attention, are always changing. Gone are the days of simple board books. Nowadays, the books we read have gotten a little longer and a little more complex. Whether it is bringing home baby, going potty or learning about different animals, the books we read always include some type of lesson or message. And when Morley finds a book she likes, like really likes, we will read it over and over, night after night, until we can all practically read it with our eyes closed. Morley included. 

So, what are we reading these days?

Welcome to Morley's Book Club. These are her current favourites.

Favourite Toddler Story Books

Do I need to explain this one? What kid doesn't love talking about poop?! I picked up this read at a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo last winter, but it is available wherever books are sold. Originally a Japanese story, it has been translated into an English version. As the title suggests, it talks about how everyone poops - from animals to kids and adults. The book contains various prompts regarding how animals poop, such as opposites (big poop vs little poop), comparisons (shapes and sizes) and questions (what do you think it looks like?). A MUST have for any kid that is currently potty training.

There are many reasons we love this book. First, it's Dr Suess. What's not to love about a Dr Suess book?! Especially one with a message. And a message this nature-loving mama can stand behind. The Lorax chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. We also enjoy it for the kookiness, silly words and rhyming. The length of the book is perfect, and Morley rarely lasts through the whole thing (even though I continue reading because I enjoy it so much).

Another Dr Suess favourite. This one is a bit of an easier read for younger kids, with opposites, colours, numbers and rhyming. And of course, lots and lots of dogs. The book describes the actions and interactions of a group of dogs, who operate cars and other forms of transportation in pursuit of work, play, and a final mysterious goal - a dog party. We have read this book so many times that Morley can now recite it by heart and I often have her "read" pages of the book to me. 

Growing up, Mercer Mayer's Little Critter books were a staple in our house. We purchased this book for Morley when we found out she was going to be a big sister in the hopes that it would give her a small glimpse into what it would be like. We also used it in our pregnancy announcement

Mama and baby animals, beautiful illustrations, counting and rhyming? What's not to love about this book?! This book will have you prancing and dancing through the Arctic, and will introduce your little one to the fascinating animal mamas and their babies that the Arctic home. Can be read or sung to the tune of Over in the Meadow.  

PAW Patrol is like crack to little kids, I swear. But it is also the one TV show that Morley watches that I can stand behind and also find myself enjoying. This story book starring Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol! is perfect for kids who love Adventure Bay's favourite pups. Each story can be read in five minutes or less, so it's also perfect for bedtime!

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Favourite Toddler Story Books

What are some of your children's favourite books? Have you read any of these? I'd love to hear!

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