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What is your toddler's favourite bedtime story?

23 replies

Pointlessfan · 08/12/2015 12:46

DD is almost 2. She has just started to enjoy a bedtime story. Just looking for recommendations!

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BondJayneBond · 08/12/2015 13:03

Books DS2 (2.2 yrs) likes a lot at the minute include

Janet and Allan Ahlberg - The Baby's Catalogue, Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo
Julia Donaldson - A Squash and a Squeeze
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Goodnight Tractor

He also likes books featuring favourite TV characters like Thomas the Tank Engine and In The Night Garden books, and lift the flap books, although he's not very gentle with the flaps yet.

Pointlessfan · 08/12/2015 13:05

Thank you. DD isn't very gentle with flaps either, most have been sellotaped back into the books!

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HoggleHoggle · 08/12/2015 13:08

Tiger who came to tea
Whatever next
Peace at last

He also loves twas the night before Christmas at the moment!

ProbablyMe · 08/12/2015 13:08

He's a huge 18 year old now but DS1 loved Dear Zoo. I can still repeat all of it now! Also the Bartholemew Bear books.

CheeseEMouse · 08/12/2015 13:11

A bit lost, by Chris Haughton. My favourite modern book. Plus the rest of his are worth a look.

Bear hunt and Each Peach are popular. I like the Gruffalo. The toddler likes Topsy and Tim but they are deathly boring.

FattySantaRobin · 08/12/2015 13:13

DS1 was obsessed with the gruffalo. We had to have it every night from the age of 18 months to 4 years. I can still recite it now.
DD will be 2 in a few days. She loves the smartest giant in town. She's not as obsessive over it as DS1 was over the gruffalo
DS2 is 18 weeks and just loves hearing me talk and he tries to grab the its not my books when I'm reading with his sister and hes meant to be feeding. Hmm Grin

MammaLex · 08/12/2015 13:15

Hairy Mclary from Donaldsons dairy

Pointlessfan · 08/12/2015 13:17

Thanks, she likes the Bear Hunt, Dear Zoo and the new Mog book. Will look out for some of the others.

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WanderingTrolley1 · 08/12/2015 15:25

Peace at last
Dear Santa (dug out recently)

mrsmortis · 09/12/2015 09:27

Owl Babies
Aliens Love Underpants
Hairy Mclary
Where's my darling daughter
Giraffes can't Dance (we're big Strictly fans in my house)

RatOnnaStick · 09/12/2015 09:37

Anything Thomas related usually Xmas Hmm

This week though we have Dear Santa, which is a take on Dear Zoo. Other perennials are

Wow Said The Owl
Hugless Douglas
Shark in the Park
How to Grow a Dinosaur
Harry and his fucking Bucket full of Dinosaurs
Any of the Apple Tree Farm series
Stick Man
The Bad Tempered Ladybird
What the Ladybird Heard
Anything non-fiction related to cars, racing, trains etc.
Daddy's Autosport
etc etc etc...

schmalex · 09/12/2015 12:19

My DSs are having a digger/truck phase so it's all
Dig Dig Digging
Pirates Don't Drive Diggers
Goodnight Digger
Digger & Skip
You get the picture...!

Pointlessfan · 09/12/2015 21:04

She actually loves diggers/lorries/buses and animals so I think a lot of these would go down well. I've got The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark for Xmas, I can't wait to read it, it was a childhood favourite for me!
Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Leviticus · 09/12/2015 21:07

Dig dig digging is a huge favourite, it has a nice rhythm to it and ends with them all going to sleep.

mrsmugoo · 09/12/2015 21:46

We're going on a fucking Bearhunt

MaximoosesMum · 09/12/2015 21:51

One ted falls out of bed.

PuppyMouse · 09/12/2015 23:14

We recently had a friend recommend Please Mr Panda. It's very weird but if you have a quirky sense of humor it's fab and DD loves it...

Barry the Fish with Fingers is also a firm favourite...

HoggleHoggle · 10/12/2015 12:13

I also like Please Mr Panda. Definitely weird, but funny.

middlings · 10/12/2015 12:15

Sue Hendra books - No-Bot, Barry The Fish with Fingers etc.

Huge hits.

Also, an older one, Tikki-Tikki Tembo - they love the rhythm of it and are hugely amused that I can rattle off the whole name without looking at the book - it's woven into normal conversation quite regularly Grin

Pointlessfan · 10/12/2015 21:05

Thanks for all the recommendations. Got 10 Julia Donaldson books for £10 today - really looking forward to reading them to DD.

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coops5033 · 15/12/2015 09:56

Another good thought for toddler bedtime stories are good quality personalised books. A friend recommended a website which do really nice books that you can personalise with a photo and make the story all about them. DD really loves hers and asks for it all the time! Also, you can't go wrong with Julia Donaldson. Paper Dolls is a beautiful book!

CEOD · 15/12/2015 11:39

Toddlers favourites:
The Gruffalo
Dig Dig Digging (and Emergency by same author)
Owl Babies
WeÄre going on a Bear Hunt
Each Peach Pear Plum
Sally's Secret (Shirley Hughes - younger toddlers will love her Katie and Olly series)
Dogger! (also Shirley Hughes)

NeedsAMousekatool · 15/12/2015 11:41

DD loves Hide and Seek Pig and Postman Bear, both are nice lift the flap books and not too long.

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