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Introduce babies and toddlers to the ABC’s with a great collection of alphabet books for toddlers. Discover 15 must-have ABC board books!
An introduction to early concepts like the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes should be engaging and fun. Board books for toddlers are a great way to do so. Bright colors and chunky pages are just right for your youngest kiddos.
Alphabet Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help you introduce toddlers to the alphabet and letter sounds.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
A to Z – From A to Z, the alphabet gets a seriously silly twist in this Sandra Boynton classic.
Lift-a-Flap Alphabet – Learn the alphabet with more than 70 flaps to discover. The alphabet features colorful photos to help your little one associate letters with words and pictures.
Animal ABC Board Book Set – The perfect board books to teach toddlers basic reading skills — all taught by adorable animal characters.
TouchThinkLearn: ABC – Here is an ABC book that literally adds a new dimension to learning for your young lover of toddler board books.
Eating the Alphabet – While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
AlphaBlock – Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I’s ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F’s fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back.
My First ABC – Teach your preschool child the ABC’s and encourage learning while reading and having fun together with this book that uses pictures of objects and clear word labels to illustrate each letter of the alphabet from to A-Z.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet – Perfect to read aloud, this creepy, crawly adventure will engage children and parents alike with its vibrant illustrations and fascinating facts about bugs. Learning the ABCs has never been so bitingly fun!
Eric Carle’s ABC – A. B. C. D. Unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck! Eric Carle’s illustrated alphabet and animals make learning your ABCs as easy as . . . well, A, B, C!
Dr. Seuss’s ABC – With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as fun and as funny as the feather on a Fiffer-feffer-feff!
Elmo’s ABC Lift-the-Flap – Busy scenes, oodles of flaps, lots of labels, and beloved Sesame Street characters make learning the alphabet fun! More than 55 flaps teach kids their ABCs.
ABC Yoga – Crawl like a crocodile, stretch like a fox, and hop like a grasshopper, discovering basic yoga poses as you learn the alphabet.
My First Touch and Feel Book: ABC – Children will love learning their letters with this tactile board book, packed with colorful photographs of familiar everyday objects! Young readers will improve hand-eye coordination by touching the appealing textures on each page.
Cement Mixer’s ABC – This lyrical story helps toddlers sing along with Cement Mixer, who churns out a rollicking alphabet rhyme while he shows Bulldozer that work can be fun and teaches little readers the words of the construction site, from A to Z.
Which of these alphabet board books will you read first?
Additional Teaching Resources
This wooden alphabet board is double-sided with upper and lowercase print letters. It’s great for ages 2 and up for letter identification and letter formation. This board can be used with the included walnut “pen” or traced by finger. Makes a wonderful handwriting tool for at home or in the classroom.
These hand painted alphabet story stones can do all sorts of things! Add them to a sensory bin, use them for loose parts play, put them in a writing center in the classroom, and much more!