Reading to your toddler is one of the best ways to help them develop their language and vocabulary skills as well as learn all sorts of new things.
What better way to get your toddler or preschooler interested in books than to get them books with matching stuffed animals?
There are plenty of books that come with coordinating plush toys that can make books come to life. There are the popular characters such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Corduroy and then you also have other books that come with matching toys that you may have never heard of before.
I also give you some other options of buying the stuffed animals and books separately so you can make your own set or gift basket as well.
The Best Books with Matching Stuffed Animals for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Popular Books with Matching Stuffed Toys
The Pout-Pout FishSkippyjon JonesOriginal Velveteen RabbitThe Very Hungry CaterpillarGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction SiteCorduroyHow To Train Your Dragon – ToothlessWinnie the Pooh – Also Includes DVDMickey Mouse – Also Includes DVD
All of the sets featured above come with both a plush toy as well as a book. The Mickey Mouse and the Winnie The Pooh even come with a DVD along with the book and toy as well.
You’ll find a lot of great character books above but these aren’t the only ones to choose from. Check out some more great stuffed animal and book sets.
More Stuffed Animals with Books
On The Night You Were BornPerfect Piggies! (Boynton on Board)We’re Going on a Bear HuntBaboochiLadybug GirlGiraffes Can’t DanceLlama Llama Red PajamaGuess How Much I Love YouIf I were a Zebra Touch & Feel
You’ll notice that a lot of the books above like Giraffes Can’t Dance and Perfect Piggies! are board books, which are perfect for toddlers since they hold up better to tears and rips.
The board books also tend to be shorter books which hold the attention span of a toddler, since most won’t sit for longer books quite yet.
Book Character Stuffed Animal Options
If you can’t find a book and stuffed animal set above that you think your child would love, then you also have the option of buying a book separately from the plush.
There are lots of great options for book character stuffed animal toys that you can then pair the matching book of your choice.
Here are some options I was able to find that would really interest kids from ages 1-6 years old and even some older kids would love them as well.
These are awesome plush dolls for any child who loves to read as well as for any parent or grandparent to buy to help make their little one love to read.
You can find any coordinating books for the stuffed animals above at Amazon.com
They make great birthday gifts for any child over the age of 1 (or some are even good for below a year old) as well as Christmas gift or just a special present for no reason.
Some of the book character stuffed animals are even nice for older than preschool aged as I know kids who are in kindergarten and even first and second grade who still love these characters.
If your child is like mine you’ll probably notice that this stuffed animal quickly becomes their favorite, especially when it comes to nap time and bedtime. Any of the books would work great as a bedtime story as your child cuddles with their plush and you get to spend that quality time during your busy days.
When buying a book set for your child remember to take full advantage of the book and toy. You can easily act out the book with the toy making the book actually come to life.
Engage your child so they will want to hear more and more stories and learn to love reading.
You can even inspire your older child to act out the book on their own and you may just find them making up their own imaginative stories with the characters.
Buying books with matching stuffed animals is the perfect way to engage your young child’s mind and set them up for a lifetime of loving to learn and read.