If you’re in the middle of a potty training war with your little ones or have that in your not so distant future, here are some books that are fun to read when your spending hours on end sitting on the floor, coaxing your child to just pee already!
Everyone Poops – By Taro Gomi – Now, this book may not be up everyone’s alley, but we like it, Maybe my kids are gross but we find this book charming in an odd way. There are pictures of animals and humans taking “poops” of all shapes, sizes, and colors. A great lesson in learning that poop is just a part of our daily lives.
Once Upon a Potty – By Alana Frankel – We like this book because there is a boy option and a girl option. It labels body parts as a part of the explanation, which really pulls it together for a small child. Full of bright, friendly illustrations.
Potty – By Lauren Patricelli – We originally picked this book out because we are such fans of “Yummy Yucky.” It’s humorous and engaging without too many words. My girls love the “Tinkle Tinkle Toot”
When You’ve got to go – By Mitchell Kriegman – Bear provides the reassuring answers and guidance that they — and readers — need to hear. Pip and Pop also have a great idea that will delight Bear fans who are just starting to use the potty!
A Potty for Me – By Karen Katz – If we have read this once we’ve read it a thousand times! My girls love following along and lifting the flaps to see the child play, sit on the potty, eat, sit on the potty, sleep, and then sit on the potty…until finally there is success. It’s written from a child’s point of view, this potty-training book will help children join in the final refrain, “I’m so proud of me!”
What books got you through this seemingly grueling process? What did your kids respond to the most?