Key Take aways:
- We love Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi
- Books are an excellent way to explain concepts and build curiosity
- Lean in to their favorite characters or themes, there are potty training books for dragons and princesses and robots. Oh My!
article summary: Children’s stories are a great way to pique your child’s interest in potty learning. But, the time it takes to sift through all of the potty books for kids is probably time you would rather have back. And chances are, you are going to read whatever book you choose over and over and over...and over again. So, we have done the research for you on which books are winners for both you and your kid.
Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Easy illustrations and concepts with a touch of humor. Children will likely enjoy seeing depictions of the different ways animals poop. Great book for the kid to read on their own or with a parent.
Time to Pee by Mo Willems
Super simple, straightforward fun for you and your kid to explore the step-by-step process of peeing.
Once Upon a Potty for Girls and Once Upon a Potty for Boys by Alona Frankel
Classic board book that is specific to either boys or girls and can withstand some wear and tear and is easy for kids to flip through while sitting on the potty.
The Potty Book for Girls and The Potty Book for Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Great rhyming and illustrations that keeps your kiddo’s attention. The pages are also thick enough and the book small enough to where your child can read it while they are on the potty.
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Simple, cute drawings with minimal words available in a board book. Ideal for younger potty learners.
Let’s Go To The Potty by Allison Jandu
Fun, playful book with a rhyming song
- If your child is super interested in specific characters or themes in books (Elmo, princesses, dinosaurs, etc.) run with their interest and opt for that book.
- Keep a book in the bathroom so they can easily flip through it while they are sitting on the potty.
- Feel free to use your local library or digital libraries to access a variety of books without having to spend so much. Just keep in mind it is courteous to not let your child take library books into the bathroom.