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Books To Read To Toddlers
Toddlers love listening to books that have been written specifically to entertain them with their choice of language, rhythm, humour and context, which can be familiar, new or imaginary. The colourful and brilliantly illustrated picture books not only help in keeping the young ones engaged, but also teach them how to use pictures to determine what the text could be saying or decoding a word. Listening and looking at books will help toddlers not only develop their language skills but also help them start formulating ideas about the environment around them.
Tad is tiniest tadpole in the pond and as her brothers and sister grow up and leave she is left behind … with Big Blub, the huge fish. Tad realises she needs to grow up and take a leap into life. A heartwarming tale.
Erica and her Mum in ‘Let’s Go and Say Hello’ embark on a worldwide adventure visiting new countries and learning some parts of their culture, and most importantly meeting new friends. Erica ends up learning to say hello in seven different languages, and most importantly realises even though everyone is different all children have a lot in common when they are having fun and playing. A much needed picture book getting children to embrace multiculturalism and help form an inclusive society.
Dogs are lovely and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours – which one will you like most of all? The gorgeous illustrations on every page will delight young and adult readers and the book will surely become a family favourite.
Famous author of the Gruffalo, Julia Donaldon’s, first picture book is fabulously funny. The wise old woman is lonely and finds her house too small – she knows just the trick – bring in all the farmyard animals and then take them out again, that is sure to make her house feel large.