If you’re wondering what books to read with your toddler this summer, this post shares five of our very favorites! Don’t forget to check out our other posts in 15 Days of Intentional Summer Toddler Activities.
Yesterday we talked about summer literacy activities for your toddler.
Reading with your children is so important.
Our favorite afternoon activity, after we’ve exhausted ourselves with summer activities, is to curl up on the couch with a stack of books.
Today I’m going to share some of our favorite books for the summer.
5 Books to Read with Your Toddler This Summer
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1. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
This is such a sweet book to read with your toddler, and there are so many fun go along activities you can do.
If you’ve never heard of the Before Five in a Row Curriculum, then you should definitely check it out. This is one of the books you can “row.”
2. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
There is just something wonderful about summer and family, and this book does not disappoint.
All three of my children have enjoyed this book over and over and over again.
3. Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
This is another book from the Before Five in a Row Curriculum.
Of course, you don’t have to “have the curriculum” to enjoy this book.
But we’ve found Jesse Bear to be a constant companion each summer as we enjoy developing early learning skills together.
The rhythm and rhyme in this book is just delightful.
4. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Another delightful summer book. This is a great go-along book with Blueberries for Sal. That’s actually how we discovered it!
The illustrations in this book are scrumptious!
5. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood
This is one of those books that we read over and over and over again.
What’s neat is that when your child starts reading, this makes a great first reader.
My five year old loves to read this to his baby sister!
These are just five of my favorite books to read aloud with my toddlers in the summer.
What books would you add to the list?
Want even more ideas to enjoy an intentional summer with your toddler?