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50 Books For Toddlers

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It’s Tuesday and time for a new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Post. We have done a post previously on great books, but I wanted to do a longer list broken down into varying age groups. Summer is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to add more books to your list in case you haven’t started already.


  1. Planes by Byron Barton
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  3. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  5. I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  6. Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems
  7.  I Love Trucks by Margaret Miller
  8. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  9.  No, David! by David Shannon
  10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  11. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  12. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  13. Baby Says “Moo!” by JoAnn Early Macken
  14. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Suess
  15. The Loudest Roar by Thomas Taylor
  16. Color Dance by Ann Jonas
  17. Mix it Up!  by Herve Tullet
  18. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  19. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Suess
  20. Is Your Mama A Llama by Deborah Guarino
  21. Goodnight Gorilla  by Peggy Rathman
  22. “More, More, More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
  23. Giraffe Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
  24. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
  25. Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  26. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DeWalt
  27. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  28. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  29. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  30. You Are (not) Small by Anna Kang
  31. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  32. The Story of Ferdinand 
  33. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
  34. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  35. Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  36. Hop On Pop by Dr. Suess
  37. Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  38. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  39. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  40. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenberry
  41. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
  42. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  43. Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
  44. Freight Train by Donald Crews
  45. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  46. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  47. Piggies by Audrey Wood
  48. On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
  49. The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
  50. The Pout-Pout Fish  by Deborah Deisen


Practicing Measurements with Gummy Bears

Practicing Measurements using Gummy Bears //

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Practice Measurements with Gummy Bears

For children first learning the concept of measurement, standard units of measurement can seem complicated and abstract. Using atypical units of measurement, rather than inches or centimeters, helps the process become more interesting and concrete. Gummy bears or gummy worms provide the perfect nonstandard (and yummy!) novelty item for prompting your child’s investigation into the bright new world of measurement. Read more

D is for Dabbing

Most kids music sucks. Like sucks holy hell. As parents, many of us are mindful of the type of music that we expose our kids to, so we endure and try to tolerate a lot of things whether its endless plays of the Wiggles or even the Fresh Beat Band or countless spends of “Let it Go”, just to make our kids happy (and still have at least some tunes playing).

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The Secret Lives of Princesses

The Secret Lives of Princesses Book Review //

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There is no secret that Isla loves to pretend to be a princess, and I am all for her doing so. Whether it through daily dress or tea parties, her imagination knows no bounds when it comes to pretending to be a princess. That’s why our favorite new book is “the secret lives of Princesses” by Philippe Lechermeier.

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1K Books before Kindergarten: Books About Colors

Books about colors


Are you looking for fun books to read to your preschooler or toddler about colors? These books have been our personal favorites over the years, and are definitely a staple in our home library.


A Color of His Own/Monsters Love Colors/Mix It Up!

Mouse Paint/Color Dance/The Day The Crayons Quit

Do you have any fun books to add? Have you read any (or all of these)? If so drop me a line in the comments section!

Printable Bilingual Counting Cards

Counting Cards for preschoolers and toddles/

For the past three month’s I have been teaching the girls the basics (alphabet, number’s and colors) in English and Spanish. I wanted a different way to combine teaching them, that would also allow them to be able to work independently (and that wasn’t a worksheet or anything of that sort). I wanted something that was simple looking, and without characters or too cheesy looking, that included both English and Spanish numbers.  Read more