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Speech development for toddlers is a big deal. When children are babies, they might say one or two words, but it’s when they are toddlers that they really start to learn words.
A great way to help toddlers to start talking is to read to them. They get used to hearing you say the words and try to copy.
Reading to children will also help them to associate words with the correct objects.
Try out these fun and exciting books when working with your toddler on starting to talk.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is such a good book for helping toddlers to talk because there are a lot of repeating words. It also only has animals and colors so they are easier words to learn.
First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
The First 100 Words is an easy book to use with toddlers, especially when they are learning new words. They can easily associate pictures with words and most items will be familiar to them!
If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
This adorable book has a great flow and is such an easy read. There are lots of animals, which are easy for kids to identify.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The Little Blue Truck books are my son’s favorite! There are 4 or 5 different books, but this original is the best! It has animal sounds and truck saying beep, which young kids love to replicate!
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This super cute book is a good way for toddler’s to start to learn food words. They can look at pictures of food and associate the right words.
This is less of a reading book and really more of a good speech development book. It’s almost like flashcards for kids to learn words and associate them with objects.
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton (or really any Sandra Boynton book!)
Sandra Boynton books are so much fun and easy to read. Most have easy words for toddlers to learn to say. Barnyard Dance in particular has all sorts of animals, which is always a good place to start with learning words.
Reading and sharing books with your toddler is a good way to spend time together and learn how to say words. What is your favorite book to read with your toddler?