Just when you are done with worrying about the approaching “Terrible Two’s” – think through and look at the other side too. There’s more to that naughty little tot of your- curious, independent, expressive & ready to explore more! Read ahead for Top 7 Storybooks for 2 year olds.

 

By the time kids cross the 18 months mark, they start looking for things that are a little more complicated. Very soon you would see your child demanding books with stories, he would be interested in new characters, understanding new personality traits- after all that’s how the child is growing too. From toilet training, to sleeping independently in a cot to may be welcoming a new child- there goes so much in them at this stage.

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For young children, books are like windows to a wonderful world of fantasy where everything is possible and dreaming is a must. While most two-year-old kids still have quite a very limited vocabulary and speech and language skills, they can still benefit from children’s books that are specifically designed for them. To help you determine which one to get for your toddler, we are presenting here Top 7 Storybooks for 2 year olds.

 

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up – that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
With a text full of truck sounds and animals noises to read aloud, this story is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

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This will be a title that we are going to keep forever! This book has received a lot of love from my kids. I must admit that this is one of my favorites to read to them also.

 

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

Filled with sweet & soothing illustrations, this is a story of a little bunny trying to express to his parent how big his love is. At every statement, the parent bunny shows the little bunny an even greater expression of affection. The charming contest ends in sleep, perfect for a bedtime story.

Warm and comforting, this is the perfect book to snuggle up with before nap time.

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure! The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?

Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship and is perfect for reading aloud.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This modern classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again.

This book grows on you after you read it a couple of times – Very unique plot, sweet characters and an enjoyable read for kids.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

A big bold story perfectly matched by interesting illustrations, captures the happiness and excitement of a family day out. Armed with all the things they need, the family sets off, splashing through water, squelching through mud, swishing through long grass. They’re not scared! Or are they? The double-quick, headlong journey home is equally brilliant – and so is the snug ending.

This is another book full of repetitive text.  A classic book that all little ones would enjoy.     Buy it here

 

Courduroy by Don Freeman

For any kid who has dreamt of having an empty department store all to himself, Corduroy is a dream come true. This adorable bear has terrific adventures on his way to find his missing button.

This story provides a perfect setting for the kind of love children can relate to.

 

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The Snail & the Whale by Julia Donaldson

This rewarding tale of a snail with wanderlust and the whale who takes her on a round-the-world cruise is lovely. Size isn’t everything, the message goes: when the whale is beached, the tiny snail saves the day.

The story, the message and the illustrations- all together make it a wonderful book.

 

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It is so amazing to see the attention span of a two-year-old develop over the course of the year. So waste no time Mommy- pick up your little one’s favourite book and spend some lone time snuggling and reading with your munchkin.

Go Mommy!

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