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This collection of jungle books for toddlers is perfect for teaching your littlest ones about the jungle and the animals that live there.
You can add these board books to your preschool jungle activities. The bright colors and chunky size make these books perfect for your youngest kiddos.
They’ll love snuggling with you as you introduce them to the jungle, lions, tigers, and more!
As you start your jungle activities, be sure to grab a few of these board books so that you can include your toddlers in the lessons.
jungle books for toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of jungle board books that will help your babies and toddlers learn about life in the jungle.
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.
Little Tiger – Little Tiger goes on an adventure in the jungle, but mama is always close by her cub. Short rhyming lines in this illustrated board book tell a sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love.
Jungle Animals – Little ones will love learning about jungle animals in this interactive board book! Embossed pages create a tactile experience for tiny hands.
In the Jungle – With cool things to push, pull, and slide on the cover and every spread for interactive fun, this chunky board book gives children their first enticing taste of nonfiction!
Night Night, Jungle – From sleepy sloths to tired toucans, your little wild one will love the colorful art of cute animals settling in for bedtime.
What’s Following Us? – Something scary and strange is following Scaredy Snake and his pals through the jungle. What could it be? As the “SWISH”-ing and “SWOOSH”-ing draws closer, Scaredy and his animal friends realize that what’s been chasing them may not be as scary as they originally feared.
Jungle Book: An Animals Primer – Venture deep into the jungle on an animal-naming safari in The Jungle Book: A BabyLit® Animals Primer. Spy a sneaky snake, a lazy bear, and a proud panther before roaring like a tiger into the night.
Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
Touch and Feel: Jungle Animals – Babies and toddlers will be drawn to the captivating, tactile pages, and will want to touch, feel, and explore every spread.
Rumble in the Jungle – Join this rhyming safari and meet everyone from the elphing elephant to the gangly giraffe, and maybe even the terrible tiger!
Babies in the Wild: First Lift-a-Flap – Introduce your baby or toddler to wild animals including rhinos, monkeys, alligators, and more in this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure while grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills.
Hug – Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don’t seem to understand. “Hug,” he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals — from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe — shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp’s plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart’s desire?
Feels Real: In the Jungle – Here for kids to see are powerful lions, playful monkeys, and more. Feels Real Books each have “feels real” textures for toddlers to touch and recognize. Books feature vivid color animal photos on every page.
Can You Say It, Too? Roar! Roar! – Children will love spotting the animal, lifting the flap to reveal the complete creature, and then making its noise.
In My Jungle – Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little monkey’s jungle so cozy. Is it the swinging vines? No, it’s his loving family!
Over in the Jungle – This rainforest is teeming with monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce, parrots that squawk, and boas that squeeze! It won’t take much to have your child joyfully hooting and squawking too.
Which of these books about the jungle will you read first?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
This finger puppets set with safari animals is perfect for playing with your child. The set is universal, and suitable for both boys and girls. Perfect for pretend play and storytelling props!
This custom-made collection of individually hand painted stones named ‘Jungle Animals’ is a perfect animal toy set for toddlers. Simply get a jungle animal story stone out of the bag and use the picture to start tell a story, pick another one and include this element in the next part of storytelling adventure!