Best Montessori Books for Toddlers

This is a board book that introduces the 6 basic facial expressions (happy, sad, angry, surprised, silly, and sleepy) using real images of babies.

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This board book is similar to the Making Faces above, but it includes a wider option of images and feelings/expressions.

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These board books by DK are a great collection to have for your baby or toddler. When possible, Montessori-aligned books should show real images as opposed to illustrations. These board books are a great choice for your baby or toddler to begin recognizing images, words, numbers, and colors.

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The Wiggles book encourages toddlers to run their fingers along its bright, colorful zigzags and swoops. Because Wiggles incorporates a multisensory effect with both spoken word pages and the kinetic activity of tracing the shapes. This book nurtures toddlers on several levels of development.

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This board book explores similar actions shared by babies and puppies. It is written with rhyming verses and illustrated with beautiful photographs featuring multiple dog breeds and a diverse cast of babies.

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This rhyming book explores all the different things that little hands are capable of and encourages children to explore the world around them.

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This board book introduces sets of opposites using photographs of babies and young children.


This lift a flap board book explores forest animals and habitats. Children will learn to identify different animals as well as nature sports such as trees, ponds, caves, etc.

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These wonderful books from Mr. Rogers help toddlers understand some significant life events for a toddler. They include:

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This book helps your little one learn what they’ll actually see and experience at school, featuring actual photos and simple, easy-to-understand language.

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Jack’s story is a child-friendly introduction to the Montessori learning methods, the structure of a Montessori classroom, and the excitement a Montessori student feels to be engaged in his own learning.

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Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of farming with this adorable and sturdy board book. John Deere has several other great farm and tractor books as well.

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