There are so many benefits of reading to your toddler and it is never too late to start.
While engaged in a storybook, children get lost in their imagination promoting creativity while helping to improve vocabulary and language skills. Unbeknownst to many, children as young as one and two learn new words through the world of books, helping to broaden their use of words effectively. By reading to your child from a young age, they will become more aware of sounds and words, helping to develop early literacy skills.
Reading to your child helps improve concentration, exercises their brain and research has proven children who read from a young age achieve better in school. It is also a great way to spend time together and most of all, it doesn't cost a penny - pending you rent a book or two from your local library that is.
Every day is an adventure and if you haven't read to your toddler before, there is no time like the present. If you're looking to ignite your child's imagination and to stimulate their curiosity, here are some of the top books for toddlers who love storytime.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This bright and boldly illustrated board book has enchanted generations of readers with its interactive experience of poking fingers through the holes. It makes an entertaining story, keeps toddlers on their toes and they could even learn the days of the weeks with this much-loved storybook.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
The best selling story is coupled with gentle illustrations and has an unbeatable child appeal. It is a wonderful book for promoting expressive language.
We're Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
This book has been entertaining families for over 25 years with its bear-rilliant rhyming storyline that children absolutely adore. Splash through the river or squelch through the mud with this world-famous award-winning book that never disappoints.
You Choose by Pippa Goodhart
Bursting with colourful illustrations You Choose is a stunning book for promoting imaginative play as children think of their favourite places to explore across the world while thinking of the best ways to travel and who should join them on their adventures.
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
This enchanting bestseller is a modern classic selling over 43 million times worldwide over the years. It is a captivating book that shows two cute characters declaring their love for one another alongside gorgeous pictures that would give anyone the feels.
Other books that won't disappoint include The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin, Where's Spot by Eric Hill, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Magic Moments by Bressie.