Little Blue Boat by Ginger Swift is a fun read because the story takes you on a positive, cute adventure of a little boat. A ‘lift-the-flap’ book is often a favorite of toddlers because it makes the book interactive and full of surprises. Create anticipation by asking your toddler what they think might be under each flap. Practice teaching ‘gentle hands’ with this book since their enthusiasm for lifting flaps in books can sometimes be too much for the flaps to sustain over time.
Boats by Byron Barton is a great read with toddlers because of the simple language and bright, colorful illustrations. Ask your toddler to point out the boats and other familiar objects within the pictures. It shows a nice variety of boats that they see or have seen out and about. Visit local places, such as marinas, lakes, or boat locks, to look for similar boats that are in the book.