It's raining here in Ohio today, which means my toddler will be hitting me up for things to do as soon as she gobbles up her pancakes. So on days like today, in an effort to curb screen time and cabin fever, we hit the books- toddler style.
About a year ago, a friend invited me to her online Usborne book party and I have to admit I had no idea what Usborne Books were at the time (such an amateur mom I was). But I placed an order, and was pleasantly surprised when my toddler began gravitating to these books over and over again.
Usborne Books has published thousands of educational books for children at every stage of learning. There isn't a subject not covered by an one of these books and I've found them to be amazing resources for teaching my toddler foundational skills. Whether your child is a visual, audio, or a hands-on learner like mine, Usborne has several different types of books that will suit your child's learning style.
Below are a few of our favorites, and how you can access these adorable books for yourself. And DON'T FORGET to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter an easy peasy giveaway for a $30 credit to Usborne Books.
(Just an FYI: I am not an Usborne salesperson, nor do I get a cut of any commissions made on the sale of these books. I just really love them, and I'm excited to share.)
The That's Not My... series is perhaps my little girl's favorite of all her books. These books help teach adjectives by using different textures and illustrations in vibrant colors to describe why that particular animal is different. My daughter loves feeling all the materials on each page and laughs when she feels scratchy, rough puppy paws or a furry bunny tail. And when I hear her use the adjectives in everyday conversation, I realize her vocabulary is expanding, which is exciting for me as a parent.
These books come in collections or individually, and you can find many more titles than just the ones shown below. If you want to shop this collection, you can click here.
The Alphabet Picture Book is another one of our favorites around here. This book helps children learn their ABC's through adorable pictures that immediately attract your child's attention. What I love about this picture book is that the words associated with each letter are unique. So not only is your child practicing letter recognition, but he or she is learning more than the typical B is for Bat. You can learn more details about this one right here.
For many of the same reasons, I love the Little Red Penguin Colors Book. My little girl loves lifting the flaps to guess what color and animal is behind each one. Because it's small and easy to pack in a bag, this tiny book has accompanied us on many road trips and vacations. Yet, she never gets tired of looking behind each of the flaps. For more info on the Little Penguin series, you can click here.
One of our latest additions to our personal collection is What is Poop? Being in the trenches of potty training for some time now, this book has been a handy tool when it comes to the hard questions that come from your toddler: what is poop? where does it go? why do I poop? do princesses poop too?
If your toddler is curious about his or her bodily functions, this book provides educational but frank and easy explanations for the tough questions. It's hands-on with many flaps to look behind, super informative, and comical for parents. What is Poop? is a definite fav at our house right now.
If you have questions about Usborne or would like to shop for books, you can visit the website here. Also, the links to each of our favorite books are listed below the picture above. If you would like to host an Usborne Party online or have questions about a particular book, you can speak to my Usborne Consultant Selena Ballou, and join her Facebook group here.
NOW FOR THE FUN PART- GIVEAWAY TIME!
For one lucky reader, we are giving away a $30 credit + $25 in extra hosting credit (in addition to all the credits hostesses earn anyway) if you decide you want to host an online party! To enter, comment below with your child's favorite book (doesn't have to be Usborne) and your email address. The winner will be announced Sunday evening at 8pm, so feel free to share with your friends in the meantime.