I love that our family loves reading books! We read every night, each of our children chooses multiple books to read before bed. My son will choose short books, just so we can read more. Some lazy mornings we squish together on the couch and read until breakfast is ready. I cherish these moments.
My kids also love watching television, but my wife and I are cautious about too much screen time. For the most part, the shows my kids watch are educational in value. I feel, at least, that by watching educational shows they are learning a lesson or skill that needs to be taught or reinforced. Once a week they watch a fun movie.
If you need some quiet time activities, but do not always want your child watching tv or playing video games, consider allowing them to follow along with their favorite books on video. Yes, they are still watching television, but it is a compromise.
For children who do not like to read, this may be a motivating way to introduce reading. These read along book videos are fun and educational.
These 35 classic toddler books (ages 1-3) are available to watch on video.
Classic Read Aloud Book Videos
Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
I am a Bunny by Ole Risom & Richard Scary
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch & Sheila McGraw
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
New Classic Read Aloud Book Videos
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault & Lois Ehlert
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Freight Train by Donald Crews
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont & David Catrow
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak & Caroline Jayne Church
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
Peek-A-Who? By Nina Laden
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw & Margot Apple,
Time for Bed by Mem Fox & Jane Dyer
Toes, Ears & Nose! By Marion Dane Bauer & Karen Katz
Whether reading, listening or following along, these 35 classic books are great for your toddler.
Are there any read aloud book videos that need to be added to this list?