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This collection of books about rain for toddlers is wonderful all year long. However, they’re really good to pull out on a rainy spring or summer afternoon. Snuggle up with a sweet story today.
Board books are perfect for little hands. Their thick sturdy pages can stand up to busy little ones who may be less-than-gentle with books. Short text and bright pictures engage little listeners and plant seeds to grow life-long readers.
Books About Rain for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your toddlers celebrate the next rainy day.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Rain – Let’s play out in the rain! There’s a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy!
In the Rain – On a rainy day, a young girl makes a paper boat, splashes in puddles, makes mud pies, and has other springtime fun!
Little Raindrop – This beautifully illustrated story will capture the imaginations of children and parents alike, and offers a perfect introduction to the water cycle.
Rain! – A boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while an old man curses the “dang puddles.” Can the boy’s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?
Rain, Rain, Go Away – The classic nursery rhyme is retold in this beautifully illustrated little board book, which provides a talking point for very young children about why we need rain.
Rain Feet – A very young boy in a yellow slicker enjoys playing in the rain.
Rain – The Beat Bugs love playing in the sun. But they love playing in the rain more! Join the Beat Bugs for their rainy day fun, showing how any day, rain or shine, can be a blast.
Listen to the Rain – Say the sounds of a storm- splish, splash – and follow an adorable puppy as it gets wet.
Rain, Rain, Go Away, the Dinosaurs All Want to Play – Rain, rain, go away! These dinos are all ready to play! When a stormy day keeps the dinos inside, they make quite a mess! And no wonder―even little dinosaurs are much too big and rowdy to play inside!
Splish, Splash, Ducky! – Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky’s adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad?
Peep and Ducky Rainy Day – When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little friends have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there’s a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it’s fun to captain a boat — until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder send them running back in!
What Can I Do When It Rains? – In What Am I Playing?, the answers include a range of sports and games, from outdoor ball games and playground activities to indoor pursuits such as puzzles and puppets.
What Makes It Rain? – With flaps to lift on every page, this delightful book answers the questions that all young children ask about the weather, from “Where does wind come from?” to “Why is it colder in winter?”
What Can You Do in the Rain? – The seasons are for celebrating! And these lively board books do just that while coaxing toddlers out-of-doors to explore the possibilities.
Rain or Shine – The fun, simple illustrations show children enjoying outdoor seasonal activities such as feeding ducks in the spring rain, building sandcastles in the summer sun, playing in fall leaves, and sledging through wintry snow.