Literature for Toddlers
Nursery Age 1 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert

Literature Overview

Even though toddlers have very short attention spans, I feel it is important to read to your child daily.  Children who are read to from birth will develop a love for reading and gain important literacy skills.  Try to find board book copies (if possible) of the reading selections so your toddler can help turn the pages.  Sometimes you may have to summarize the words on a page as your toddler quickly turns it, but he will still be learning.  Reading with your child will be a wonderful experience and will create great memories to treasure.

I have chosen 2 book selections for each lesson plan.  Since each lesson is to cover about 2 weeks of time, each book can be read daily for 1 week.  Toddlers enjoy the repetition.  You can choose to read the story at bedtime, but any time of the day can work well.  You will notice that many of the selections focus on basic skills such as numbers, letters, shapes, colors and more.  This is an easy way to introduce your child to these concepts without actively teaching them.  Feel free to choose different book selections from those I have chosen.  Happy reading!

Literature Lesson List

Lesson 1  Snuggle Wuggle by Jonathan London, 
1 is One by Tasha Tudor
Lesson 2 Bunny's Rainbow Day by Monica Wellington,
The Alphabet Book by P.D. Eastman
Lesson 3 Backyard Bedtime by Susan Hill,
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Lesson 4 A is for Annabelle: A Doll's Alphabet by Tasha Tudor,
While You Were Sleeping by John Butler
Lesson 5 The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss,
The Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven
Lesson 6 One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root,
Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
Lesson 7 A Color of His Own by Lio Lionni,
A Book of Hugs by Dave Ross
Lesson 8 Baby Einstein See and Spy Shapes by Julie Aigner-Clark,
Numbears: A Counting Book by Kathleen Hague
Lesson 9 Crunch Munch by Jonathan London,
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book (Bright & Early Board Book)
Lesson 10 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown,
My World (a companion to Goodnight Moon)by Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson 11 One, Two, Three! by Sandra Boynton,
Season Song by Marcy Barack
Lesson 12 Spot Looks at Shapes by Eric Hill,
So Many Bunnies: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book by Rick Walton
Lesson 13 Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton,
Baby Kermit's Color Book by Ellen Weiss
Lesson 14 The Little Engine That Could: ABC (Wee Pudgy Board Books),
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein
Lesson 15 Little Bird Biddle Bird by David Kirk,
Number One, Tickle Your Tum by John Prater
Lesson 16 Architecture: Shapes by Michael J. Crosbie,
Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw
Lesson 17 My Aunt Came Back by Pat Cummings,
Alphabears: An ABC Book by Kathleen Hague
Lesson 18 Count My Blessings 1 Through 10 by Salina Yoon,
White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker
Lesson 19 Ducky's Seasons by Dick McCue,
1,2,3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book by Eric Carle
Lesson 20 Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong,
The Hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary
Lesson 21 Again! by John Prater,
The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson 22 Baby Einstein See and Spy Counting by Julie Aigner-Clark,
Miss Spider's ABC by David Kirk
Lesson 23 I Love you as Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed,
Round is a Pancake by Joan Sullivan Baranski
Lesson 24 Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle




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