Concept books comes in all shapes and sizes. Board books, lift-the-flap, sit on my lap, picture books. There are concept books for colors, shapes, sizes, numbers, letters, and many other things for toddlers to learn.
My toddler is a wiggler. She doesn’t sit still for much – not even books. However, she does love a good concept book. If we count, lift, or sound out letters, she’s a pretty happy baby. These five concept books are new to our bookshelves and some of our favorites. It’s not too hard to see why, either. They’re adorable!
Adventures with Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book by Teagan White
Learn your letters with this adorable alphabet book. The animal characters march through each month of the year and describe the activities they complete during that time. Their activities also coordinate with the alphabet, so you’re learning letters and months of the year at the same time.
Counting with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White
This is the second Barefoot Critters book and it’s all about counting. It starts off with one little critter reading a book. More critters join in the fun and come to play as the book progresses all the way up through twelve. The story is written in rhyme and it flows beautifully. It’s the perfect companion book to Adventures with Barefoot Critters, especially if your child likes super cute animals and beautiful illustrations.
Peekaboo Pals 123 by Becky Davies, illustrated by Gareth Lucas
If your toddler needs sturdier pages and LOTS of flaps to lift, then this might be the counting book for you. The animals are in a race and zebra is commentating. Count animals by ones and tens all the way to 100.
Peekaboo Pals A to Z by Becky Davies, illustrated by Gareth Lucas
Adorable illustrations, an overly eager zebra, and lots of flaps to lift make this alphabet book a lot of fun to read. It’s perfect for busy little hands that need something to keep them occupied while you try to teach your child their letters.
Peekaboo Pals Opposites by Becky Davies, illustrated by Gareth Lucas
What’s the opposite of “before”? Lift the flap to find out. With oodles of flaps to lift, this adorable concept book is perfect for toddlers with busy hands. Learn the difference between heavy and light, asleep and awake, and brave and afraid. The adorable animal illustrations make the book fun to look at as well.
What do you think of these new concept books for toddlers? Have you read any of them?