One of the most important things to me when it comes to parenting is education. Trying to make it as fun as possible, teaching her the basics as best as I can and doing it together. I knew way before being a parent that I would love if my child had a big passion for books like myself. I’ve always encouraged Imogen to read as much as possible and try to vary her books as much as I can. Over the past two years, especially this last year we’ve read a lot of books together, and she explores them on her own. I want to share with you some of her favourites, and ones we think would be an ideal gift for another child or mum to be.

What Did Busy Bunny Hear? by Tiny Town.

To start with, we were recently gifted this book called What Did Busy Bunny Hear? from a friend I went to university with. She works with the company Lemon Ribbon doing illustrations. Imogen LOVES this book. It’s bright and vibrant as well as being contemporary but she likes that she can either tell me the animals or do actions or sounds associated with it when reading. There are different cut out parts that are great for sensory in younger children.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

The next is a classic when it comes to childrens books. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This is actually our second copy of it, considering how much Imogen loves it. She’s very keen at learning words at the moment, so all the pictures of food and pointing and telling is her favourite part about this book. She also loves the colourful butterfly at the end. It’s a great story for us to read when she’s going to bed.

Peppa’s First 100 Words.

Something I have tried to avoid in our household but came creeping in was Peppa Pig.  However, this books is probably THEE best book we ever bought for Imogen. It’s a word book with pictures showing everything and even flip faps making it interactive. She LOVES this book and has learnt so many words thanks to it. I couldn’t recommend it enough, whether you love or hate Peppa.

Hide – and – Seek Pig by Julia Donaldson

The lift the flap book series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a huge hit in our household. We have nearly all of them and she loves reading the stories together and getting interactive with the book by lifting all the pages. They just short simple stories that is easy for her to digest without losing interest too quickly. Perfect for the younger toddler.

Tiger, Tiger, Time to Take a Bath by Jo Lodge.

Lastly, we have Tiger, Tiger, Time to Take a Bath. This is another new addition to our collection of many books. This is a book where you wiggle the page with your finger for the actions to happen. Imogen loves it and giggles especially when it come’s to the crocodile brushing his teeth. It’s another favourite of hers for bedtime and she even says the noises of the animals she knows. It’s a vibrant book that’s great for children.

5 amazing books for toddlers

And there you have it! These are 5 amazing books for toddlers under three and great little stories that don’t require too much attention for them to get bored easily.

What books are your favourites for toddlers? Let me know below!

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5 must have books for toddlers



  1. May 22, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    We love the very hungry caterpillar!! The Peppa Pig one looks fab too, I hate that bloody programme but it crept in here too, hahaha! The Tiger, Tiger time to take a bath book looks fab too – I feel like I might have seen that in passing at Tesco the other day actually! Will have to go have a look and check it out!! Xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      HAha it always creeps in doesn’t it?! It’s helped her learn so so many words it’s been incredible the past two months. I think it’s where we got it from! She loves it so I bet Stanley would too X

  2. May 25, 2018 / 11:33 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favourite books, it never gets old. It is a true classic xx

  3. May 25, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Education is so important, lovely post x

  4. May 26, 2018 / 8:38 am

    This is a fab post! I’m always on the look out for new books for Rosie because she loves them so much! I’ve noted these ones down in my phone for next time I’m out and about xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      I basically have a walking library for Imogen she loves them so much. We’re forever in the library so I’ll forever share my knowledge!

  5. May 26, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    I’ve been meaning to pick up some new books for ru for ages so I will haveeeee to get these! He loves books so much!

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      I’m pretty sure one of them is on offer on Tesco right now babe! I bet he would love them. Imogen’s almost got a library going here ha! x

  6. May 26, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    These books sound great! I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar – definitely a classic.
    Some other great books I’d recommend are Bathtime for Little Rabbit and the ‘That’s not my…’ books, they’re both really interactive x

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      I remember being so excited in school reading that book all the time. We have quite a few different ‘That’s not my…’ and she’s not that interested in them! I really wish she was though. Thanks for the recommendations! x

    • June 3, 2018 / 9:25 am

      I used to get so excited on the food page and try and say it as quick as I could!x

  7. June 3, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    AWWWW i remember the hungry caterpillar from when i was a child and then Kourtney had it when she was younger. Books are the best and think this post is brilliant as it demonstrates that you can introduce reading from a young age. xxx

    • June 12, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      I used to love it and try and say all the words as fast I could haha. School had such a massive influence on me. I tried to read as many books as I possibly could and that’s just my personality. Addictive! haha. I just hope she enjoys books as she grows older too. x

  8. June 3, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I love your views on books! So much better than screentime in my opinion. I hope as my little girl gets older she grows to love books. At 8 months she doesn’t quite pay much attention to them yet but I always read to her regardless. Haven’t got the hungry caterpillar yet but thats a classic must have! I love reading The Velveteen Rabbit and The Wish Cat to her. X

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      We honestly love books. She watches TV don’t get me wrong, but I try to keep it minimal and to the times where I’m trying to wake up with a morning coffee or two haha. Yes! Keep doing it. I did it from the beginning because I don’t talk much, I’m quite quiet and it got me used to talking out loud for her sake. I’ll have to check those out x

  9. June 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I love that Peppa book! I’m going to go and buy that now, Lily would love it! She’s a huge Peppa fan! x

    • June 12, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      It’s helped us so much I bet she would! x

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