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MultipleMama Wed 17-Apr-13 20:02:32

Hey everyone.

Can you recommend any books for a 2 year old?

I'm wanting to widen her vocabulary and encourage her. I've been looking on amazon etc, but I don't want to buy just any books. Just a few to start off with and there's so many to choose from.

SeashellHoarder Wed 17-Apr-13 21:29:49

I recommend the library! It's free, you can get loads and try them out then buy their (and your) favourites!

Also mr magnolia.

BasicallySFB Wed 17-Apr-13 21:34:04


But my 2 year old ADORES (to the point o obsession!) the Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson - they're fab! (Foxes Socks / Hide and Seen Pig / Rabbit's Nap / Postman Bear).

He also loves books about diggers and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Empross76 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:42:42

I have a DS the same age - he loves Each Peach Pear Plum by the Ahlbergs. And also their book The Baby Catalogue. Also second the post about the Acorn Wood series - lovely 'lift the flap' pages and DS can join in with some of the words. Also loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - lovely bright colours!
Although, having said all that, he's gone off books recently...

BasicallySFB Wed 17-Apr-13 21:46:12

For some reason my DS always falls about with hysterical laughter at the 'bang crash mice' bit in 'Rabbit's Nap' and now asks for the 'Bang Crash Bash Mices' smile

poachedeggs Wed 17-Apr-13 21:48:20

Library! Ours is fab, they get stickers and certificates, freebooks try they are very forgiving about late returns and damage.

Specific books:
Mrs Pirate
Class Two At The Zoo
Scarface Claw
Anything from Barefoot Books

Hanginggardenofboobylon Wed 17-Apr-13 21:50:28

DS loves 'this is the bear' series.
Also like little rabbit foo foo, baby brains, handa's surprise, the selfish crocodile. I have hundreds of books, my mum is slightly obsessed!

MultipleMama Wed 17-Apr-13 23:17:08

Thanks everyone. It never occurred to me to check the library. I'll make a list of the books you've recommended and see if the library has them.

igglewoo Thu 18-Apr-13 22:34:32

I agree Each Peach Pear Plum and Baby Catalogue are great and real classics. A few other suggestions to widen vocab are the Julia Donaldson books such as The Gruffalo, The Snail & The Whale, A Squash & A Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town. Great pics and great wording - my nearly 2 year old is now saying the words before I read them out (from memory only!) as she loves them so much, and requests one each night before bed. We got 10 of these paperbacks for £10 a while back by searching online.

Pascha Thu 18-Apr-13 22:50:27

Nick Sharrat - Moo Cow, Kung Fu Cow
Tim Hopgood - Wow! Said the Owl

Are both getting the thumbs up from ds1. Anything by these authors seems good.

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