It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.
This week it’s a free choice so I decided to do The Toddler’s Top 10 Books. That is books which the toddlers that I’ve worked with over the years have loved. I started working with the pre-schoolers a couple of weeks ago so I thought this would be a nice way to close that period of time.
I’m Not Cute is about Baby Owl who everyone thinks is cute, but he says he isn’t. It’s consistently popular with the toddlers, even as the groups change. We also love ‘I’m not Reading’ and ‘I’m Not Sleepy’ which are about Baby Owl
A sort of modern classic. A poem in essence about going on a bear hunt and the obstacles encountered
Another that has been popular with different groups. A funny little story about a cockerel who forgets how to crow.
This one has been popular for a long time, and it’s popular with the babies too. Very simple. Each animal being asked what they see. The kids can ‘read’ it to themselves. Special mention to ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?’ which is similar but about sounds and the kids also love.
This one is a current favourite, the kids ask for ‘The blue book’. It’s about some men trying to catch a bird. The pictures are key
This is an old favourite, but stayed popular for a long time. The animals are having a party, bt they don’t want to wake the sleeping bear.
A personal favourite. About a monkey trying to find his Mum. Of course Julia Donaldson is basically queen of picture books.
A favourite singing book. Complete with CD. Special mention for ‘Walking Through the Jungle’ another song book we’ve loved
About a year ago the kids always asked for this book which is about a dog who finds he can fly. I really disliked it.
The kids loved the way my collegue used to read this story- telling painter bear off.
What books do you like to read to your kids? Or which picture books did you like growing up