Dad is a person kids depend on, observe and often turn into their own heroes. We celebrate the bond and love every year through Father’s day. But, we can share hugs and kisses with our kids every day! Here are some of the best Father’s day board books to read aloud to babies and toddlers daily!
Either you call him father, dad, daddy, pa, poppa or something else, the fact remains that father is one of the most important figures in any child’s life. We celebrate and honor this bond every year on Father’s day when we shower our love to father, grandpa or other father figure in our life. In this selection of the best Father’s day board books, we picked many to gift to dad and let them enjoy spending time reading aloud to their babies and toddlers.
THE BEST FATHER’S DAY BOARD BOOKS TO READ ALOUD
Like with our other board book recommendations, our selection of Mother’s day board books for under 3 year old kids is based on one (or more, if we are lucky) things:
- short books with few pages since toddlers have a short attention span
- chunky and durable books to endure rough toddlers
- books with lovely and vivid illustrations
Daddy And Me
Read along and play with your baby or toddler through this story of a very busy day in the jungle. Wiggle the cute lion plush puppet to engage and interest your little boy or girl. Bright artwork and sweet rhyming text make this finger puppet book a favorite for daddy to ready with their daughter, son or grandchildren! Find Daddy And Me by Sarah Ward here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Celebrate Dad’s special day by saying “I Love You”–with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care. Find I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
I Love My Daddy Because
This book begins with a heartwarming scene between a human parent and child, but moves on to loving care in many animal families. “He sings me songs,” says a gray wolf cub. “He keeps me safe and warm,” says a young penguin. Children will love reading about how baby animals spend time with their dads. Find I Love My Daddy Because… by Laurel Porter-Gaylord here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Elmo’s Daddy Day
Elmo and his dad love spending the day together! Babies and toddlers will enjoy peeking beneath the easy-to-lift oversized flaps on every spread to join in the fun as they bake yummy snacks, read stories at the library, go to the playground, and more. A great book to read for Father’s Day or any day! Find Elmo’s Daddy Day by Andrea Posner-Sanchez here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
I Love You, Daddy
Baby Bear loves spending time with Daddy. Join all the special moments they share in this fun and interactive finger puppet book. Find I Love You, Daddy by IglooBooks here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
My Dad Is Amazing!
“My dad is cooler than a million popsicles, tougher than a rhino wrestler, cuddlier than a ton of bunnies!” This bright, funny tribute to fathers is perfect for young readers who want to understand the unique joy, value, security, love, and fun that their dad brings to their lives. Find My Dad Is Amazing! by Sabrina Moyle here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Because I’m Your Dad
In a text that’s both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. The book’s ending, a moving tribute to the author’s father—legendary rock star Frank Zappa—guarantees intergenerational appeal, and award-winning artist Dan Santat brings the fun and endearing scenes to life with whimsical monster characters. Find Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Baby’s daddy is big and strong, and his legs are so, so long. He plays horsey, he sings, he cooks, he cleans—this daddy can do anything! In a sweet, simple board book threaded with signature humor, Leslie Patricelli pays tribute to the bond between a little one and a doting daddy. Find Daddy by Leslie Patricelli here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Dad By My Side
Whether they’re playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond. Find Dad By My Side by Soosh here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
My Dad Loves Me
Featuring adorable illustrations from Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me! illustrates all the ways dad shows his love to his little ones! Celebrating all the daddy hugs, kisses, and special moments, kids can relive their best times with Dad every day with this sweet testament to dad in a special board book. Find My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
WHAT ELSE CAN A CHILD DO FOR FATHER’S DAY?
Take a pick among green Father’s Day crafts kids can make and give to their moms to shower them with love! You can also download, print and color lovely Father’s day cards to gift away!