Tomorrow Chloe will be 17 months old. This post outlines our favourite books for the past month (while she was 16 months).
As part of the Joy in the Post Toddler Book Club we’ve been reading:
I think both books are lovely but Chloe hasn’t yet connected with either of them.
Over the past month she has been loving:
- My Peekaboo Animals by Nicola Edwards and illustrated by Natalie Marshall (I brought this from my local independent bookshop but it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere online currently)
- National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Dogs
- Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and illustrated by Judy Horacek
- Colors by Roger Priddy
My Peekaboo Animals
I brought this book when we were going on the plane just after Chloe turned 12 months old. I wanted something to keep her entertained and this book did a great job. It has over 70 flaps to lift up and look under. So it did the trick at the time and kept her busy for a while on the plane flight.
Since then we’ve had this book in and out of our book rotation several times. She enjoys lifting the flaps and the animal names.
It has six themed spreads:
- Ocean animals e.g. fish, shark, jelly fish, octopus etc.
- Safari animals – lion, cheetah, giraffe, warthog etc.
- Under the sun – Australian and New Zealand Animals (although strangely the Echnida is called a Spiny Ant Eater…)
- Animals on ice – polar bear, penguin etc.
- Jungle animals – spider monkey, jaguar, toucan etc.
- Forest animals – bear, squirrel, lady bug etc.
National Geographic Look and Learn: Dogs
This was one of our picks for the May 2019 Joy in the Post Toddler Book Club. This wasn’t my favourite book but Chloe loves it! So now I am warming to it more and more.
Where is the Green Sheep?
We’ve had this one since Christmas and this month Chloe has been really getting into it.
This month Chloe has had a keen interest in sheep and has started saying ‘Bah bah’. Often when she wants a rendition of ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’.
This book doesn’t mention the words ‘Baa baa’. But we often talk about the sounds sheep make as we have the book ‘Moo, Baa, La La La!’ by Sandra Boynton and a Farm Puzzle. I often use the farm animals from this puzzle to sing ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. Melissa and Doug make a similar puzzle to the one that I have. Please note that Chloe doesn’t do the puzzle, we just play with the pieces. She can pull the pieces out but can’t put them back in.
Colours – Alpha prints
This was a gift for her first birthday.
It’s quite simple and not something I would have brought myself. but Chloe enjoys feeling the difference in the smooth parts of the book versus the bumpy finger print textures.
Over to you!
What are you reading at the moment and what have been your favourite books for this age? Please join in the conversation and let everyone know.