Please suggest some books for a 2-3 year old?

Shafaq - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )




My two n half year old daughter loves books especially picture books but she has gotten bored by her old books n I don't know if she is ready for story books...


Sarah - posted on 02/21/2012




My son loves Dr. Seuss. The best idea would be to go to your local public library and take her to the children's section. You can check out a variety of different kinds of books and see what level she's at. Let her pick some too!


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Suzanne - posted on 02/24/2012




I wouldn't look past Julia Donaldson's books (the best known one being "The Gruffalo"). She's written several dozen and they all have wonderful rhyming stories and illustrations. My favouirte is "stick man"; my two year old daughter loves "What the ladybird heard" and my 5 year old still likes all the books I bought him when he was two. Best childrens author ever!

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2012




Both my 2 and 3 yr old, love the hungry caterpillar, the gruffalo and the gruffalo's child.

Story that have a rhyme to it keep their attention as well as books that are about something they are interested in.

Elfrieda - posted on 02/23/2012




I like "The Sheep Follow" by Monica Wellington. It is a little longer than some of the younger picture books, but it still has bright pictures and not very many words on each page. It has a story but it's not too complicated for a 2 year old to understand.

If you want the plot summary: The shepherd falls asleep and the sheep wander away, following everything (butterfly, cat, etc) and get into some strange situations (lost in the forest, into a barn, in somebody's front yard). Finally the shepherd's dog finds them and chases them back, just when the shepherd is waking up. Now the shepherd is confused why the sheep just want to sleep instead of following him!

My 2 year old thinks it's hilarious and terribly interesting. He chooses it for a bedtime story almost every night. I like it because at the end all the sheep are sleeping, and it gets him a little sleepy.

But I agree with a pp, get her to the library and then she'll have lots to choose from! If there is an extreme favourite, maybe you can buy it so she can read it every day.

Gwen - posted on 02/23/2012




How wonderful that your daughter loves books. Mine does too! We've been reading storybooks as long as I can remember. At this age, you can still skip a few words to shorten them without her catching on! :)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

Each Peach Pear Plum

Who's Making That Noise? (lift-flap book)

There's a Mouse about the House (mouse goes through the slot)

The Little Red Hen


Dick and Jane

My Pup

Sheep in a Jeep

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/21/2012




Dr. Seuss was a must at our house! I also looked for any little rhyming books...

September - posted on 02/21/2012




Our 3 year old son loves books as well. He really enjoys Dr. Seuss books, Eric Carle, Ruth Krauss, Margret and H.A. Rey, Margaret Wise Brown, Joan Baur, Jane Yolan, Maurice Sendak…to name a few. We have tons of books by these authors. I would recommend that you just take your child to the library and let her pick them out. Our son loves to do that! Enjoy!

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