Introduce little ones to horses with this amazing collection of horse picture books for toddlers! These board books are perfect for kids 1-3.
Board books for toddlers are designed to withstand busy little ones who may not be gentle with books yet. The thick sturdy pages can hold up to drops, quick turns, and dirty fingers. The bright colorful images are designed to engage little ones with short attention spans. Big, bold text introduces toddlers to letters and words on the page.
Horse Picture Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of horse books for kids that will help your toddlers learn about horses in a fun way.
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.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse – The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There’s a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there’s imagination.
A Little Colt – Little ones will learn all about the baby horse. What do they do when they are born? How and what do they eat? When do they sleep? Mixing sweet illustrations with interesting facts for grown-ups and toddlers alike makes this a great early learning book.
Horse Tales – Full of thoughtful details and warm, inviting illustrations, this appealingly interactive book will capture the hearts and imaginations of young horse lovers.
A Little Horse – Follow along with a horse friend in this sweet book. It features a fun finger puppet toy built into the book, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development in your little one.
Little Horse Finger Puppet Book – Watch Little Horse prance in the sun in this simple, comforting story. The book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.
Busy Horsies – Features horses and ponies engaging in an array of toddler-appropriate activities. Photographer Casi Lark captures the beauty of equines in action in this stunning addition to the popular series.
Touch and Feel Ponies – Practice animal recognition and sounds, and help your baby learn what a pony may feel when like when touched. Pet a pony’s soft fur and smooth nose on tactile board pages that are perfect for small hands.
Clip-Clop! – One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…faster! But will “faster” lead to disaster? No…just a satisfying ending that toddlers will love
That’s Not My Pony… – Young readers may touch various surfaces on horses that are not the one someone is looking for, until at last the right one appears. On board pages.
Cowboy Small – Cowboy Small takes good care of his horse, Cactus. In return, Cactus helps Cowboy Small get work done on the range. Together they round up cattle for branding and live the good life.
Hungry Horse – Press the button on this jolly board book to make the peckish pony go neigh!
Horses Neigh – A horse finds other horse friends in this photographic board book.
Pony (Come Out and Play) – Pony likes to come out and play in the fields. This mini board book for tiny hands will appeal to toddlers with its vivid 3D-style illustrations of playful animal friends.
Noni the Pony – When Noni’s not racing and chasing with her best pals Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, she’s busy making sure they feel cozy and loved. Because Noni isn’t just heaps of fun—she’s a great friend, too.
Little Pony – This book tells a story about a baby horse and its mother, describing in very simple language how the mother animal keeps her baby from getting into trouble.
Which of these kids horse books will you read first?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
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