Introducing literacy and reading into your toddler's routine can be very beneficial in the long term. Reading stimulates the mind, increases imagination and improves speech and speech recognition.
Kamala & Maya's Big IdeaMeena Harris
A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to promote change. Inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author's aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.
The Paper DollsJulia Donaldson
A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother. The dolls then go on a fantastical adventure where they encounter a pair of scissors. Evoking a sense of childhood loss and the power of memory, this gentle and moving story might bring a tear to the adult reader's eye.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet EarthOliver Jeffers
Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humour and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. A must-have book.