Sunday, 17 March 2013

Toddler favourites

Around age two many children love to hear the same books over and over. Some particular favourite authors/illustrators for this age group are Eric Hill and Lynley Dodds.

The Spot books are winners, I think, because of the very uncluttered illustrations, the simple, playful narratives and the flaps.

Lynley Dodds' Hairy Maclary series have musical rhyming texts that are fun to recite. The rhyme and word play are really appealing for children discovering the joys of language.

It is lovely to have a series of picture books about the same characters. Very young children can get to know them and follow the lives and adventures of their favourite characters. They will often bring these roles into their pretend play, and in this way be exploring books even further.

Which authors/illustrators/series are your toddlers' favourites?

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