Valentine’s day and the whole of the month of February is here! Perfect time to spread love, give kisses and hugs to our little ones! We share with you the best Valentine board books for babies and toddlers to enjoy while cuddling and snuggling!
Hugs and kisses, love all around! But mostly shared with the closest to them when it comes to toddlers! This means, reading time with toddlers, when it comes to board books about love, is reserved to mom, dad, grandma and grandpa! Maybe even favorite aunt or uncle!
THE BEST VALENTINE BOARD BOOKS TO READ ALOUD
If your child is one or two year old, they will love our selection of Valentine’s day themed books. Our selection for under 2 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
- books with textures or finger puppets for extra sensory experience during reading
Babies Loves Valentines
Introduce your baby or toddler to classic Valentines traditions like giving cards and candies with this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure, and grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills. A perfect Valentie’s Day gift for your little one! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Where Is Baby’s Valentine?
It’s a shiny, glittering delight as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine. Perfect little booklet to help babies and toddlers to extend their vocabulary. Flip and flap feature works wonderful for fine motor skills development! All kids love it! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Llama Llama I Love You
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves! This book has a lovely lesson about sharing with friends as well. Book comes in good size, with adorable content and it’s easy to understand even for toddlers. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse, Snuggle Puppy is the perfect bedtime book to read last, because of an ending that kids will want again and again: I started with OOO. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Pop-up Peekaboo! I Love You
This read-aloud children’s book encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colorful scenes and adorable cuddly characters. With the help of parents and caregivers, toddlers will have fun turning the pages, lifting the flaps to play peekaboo, and guessing who’s sending the surprises. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Our Little Love Bug!
Snuggle up with your little love bug and this cuddly board book! Features a soft felt cover, touchable felt on every page, an array of adorable bugs, sweet rhymes, and cuddly illustrations. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Tickle, giggle, and play along with this sweet rhyming board book with plush finger puppet, which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love to baby. The colorful love bug finger puppet is sure to provide hours of giggly fun and is perfect for cozy laptime reading. Love Bug will inspire parents and caretakers to cuddle up and read together with their own little love bugs! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You’re My Little Cuddle Bug
Celebrate your little cuddle bug with this sweet and colorful rhyming board book! With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut cuddle bugs to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story. Pick this book together with LOVE BUG PLUSHIES! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
How many do I love you?
How many do I love you? I love you more than 5 lovely llamas love licking lollipops! I love you more than 6 sleepy seals love snoozing in the sunshine! This counting book is like a valentine to your little one. As you practice counting up to 10, discover more loving messages and entertaining animals. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book
How many kisses does a tired baby need? Each page counts down starting from ten kisses to one final kiss on the last page. Find out in this adorable kiss-and-count board book! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it. Did you know? There is a LOVE MONSTER PLUSH TOY! ♥ Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Do you like our suggestions of the best Valentine board books for babies and toddlers? Is there some you want to recommend as well? Leave the comment and tell us your baby’s or toddler’s favorite!
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WITH TODDLERS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?
After choosing and reading one of the best Valentine board books we suggested here, it’s time to have fun and play!
Toddlers will enjoy making sticky love bugs, chasing hearts and digging their hands in red sparkly slime!
If you want to use this opportunity to help your kids work on their fine motor skills, we suggest activities like heart button snake or planting a heart garden.
You can also set a few minutes aside to prepare several Valentine’s day themed busy bags for an independent play.
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