How Toddlers Use Summer Vacation Time Effectively

How Toddlers Use Summer Vacation Time Effectively

Summer is such an exciting time for toddlers: they get to be outside, run around naked — despite mom’s best efforts — and play in the sand, water and waves. Showing your toddler books about summer can help introduce your child to summer vacation and playing at the beach. Fun in the sun doesn’t get any better than this.

Interactive Books

If you want to teach your toddler about the beach and sea creatures, a colorful and imaginative book written by Edward Gibbs, called “I Spy Under the Sea,” has delightful illustrations of colorful undersea characters that your kids will love. Your child looks through the spy hole and guesses each creature; it’s a book and a game in one. Aside from the book, it’s a riot watching your toddler looking through the holes, trying to spot the animals.

Another summer interactive book with lift-the-flap activities is Karen Katz’s “Baby Loves Summer!”. With bright colors and a sturdy format, this book should get a lot of use.

Board Books

Written in verse, “Summer,” by Alice Low and illustrated by Roy McKie, is really what summer is all about, to a child anyway. You toddler will delight in the cute pictures and the “Cat in The Hat”-type story such as, “It feels so good, when we go fast. We like to feel, the breeze go past.”

This board book is considered a beginner book — a transition from strictly pictures to pictures with easy-to-read words. Or, try Gerda Muller’s “Summer,” a thickset board book with colorful illustrations of summer activities like fishing, swimming and eating ice cream.

Pop-Up Books

Susan Hood’s “Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer” is a pop-up board book illustrated by Claudine Gevry. When you open the book, the caterpillar pops out, and by the end of the book, it turns into a butterfly. It has beautiful verse and rhyming as the story transitions from spring caterpillars to summer butterflies. Along the same line is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” who eats his way through the entire book before he turns into a butterfly. Written by Eric Carle, this book has a smaller version which is perfect for little hands to grasp.

Activity Books

If you are looking for a toddler activity book, “The Toddler’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 ½-to3-Year-Old Busy” is ideal. Written by Trish Kuffner, this book offers summer time activities from rainy day play to outdoor adventures and creative ways to celebrate summer holidays.

Another activity-packed toddler book is “Jumbo Coloring Party” by Golden Books. This book has 224 pages of easy-to-color cartoon characters and pages full of large stickers and short stories for reading time.

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