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Whether you’re getting a pet fish or gearing up for a trip to the beach, little ones will love these fish books for toddlers! Board books for little hands!
When my grandson was born two years ago, I started stocking up on board books for toddlers. Now, at two, he loves the chunky pages, bright pictures, and snuggle time with Mimi.
Whether you plan to read these with your preschoolers in a classroom setting or at home, little ones are sure to love each book in this collection.
Fish Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of fish books for toddlers that will help your little ones explore the ocean from the comfort of home.
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.
Good Night Fish – Put on your snorkel and fins, it’s time to dive into cool freshwater lakes, gentle rivers, and the salty depths of oceans. Exploring the fascinating world of fish has never been more fun or educational.
Hooray for Fish! – Swim along with Little Fish and meet his many fishy friends in this splashy, splashy riot of color and rhyme under the sea. This eye-popping read-aloud is sure to have buoyant little ones shouting, “Hooray for fish!”
Hello, World! Ocean Life – All young children love to play in the waves at the beach. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches them all about oceans and the creatures and plants that live there.
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark – Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he’s fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr. Fish has a secret: he’s scared of the dark!
Big Fish Little Fish – Dive into the ocean to learn about opposites in this bubbly book! With bright artwork, fish-shaped finger-holes, and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life!
The Pout-Pout Fish Hide-and-Seek – Pout-Pout Fish comes flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children with this interactive and fun tale sure to delight the sleepiest of guppies.
The Rainbow Fish – The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share is now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.
Dr. Seuss’s One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five, Fish! – Five fish-shaped beads that move across the top of this sturdy board book allow toddlers to count along as they this adorable book based on the classic Beginner Book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!
Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish – When Little Rainbow Fish can’t fall asleep, there’s only one thing that can help—his Mommy! Little Rainbow Fish’s mom promises to watch over him, no matter if he is in the ink cloud of an octopus, lost in the deep blue sea, or simply having a bad dream.
Where Is Little Fish? – Children will leave no oyster shell uncracked and no clump of seaweed unexplored in their search for this bright and sprightly new friend from the creator of Maisy.
Fish Eyes – Now toddlers can dive into counting with this board book edition of one of Lois Ehlert’s most popular books. With cut-out fish eyes to touch and an energetic fish friend to guide them, they’ll have so much fun they won’t even notice they’re learning!
Baby Fish Finger Puppet Book – Where does Baby Fish like to explore? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime.
Count with Little Fish – First there’s just one fish — Little Fish — under the sea. But not for long: here come two fin-fin fish, three counting fish, and four flying fish. And can you imagine who else?
Hello, Ocean Friends – Making connections between images on a page and the real world is an important building block for your baby’s communication skills—and this charming introduction to ten ocean animal friends, paired with a friendly text, and bold basic patterns, provide a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes.
Peekaboo! Under the Sea – Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this delightful baby book to meet Diving Dolphin, Stripy Fish, and other exciting sea creatures waiting to pop out at you!
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This Frog Pond loose parts kit is perfect for pretending while reading Frog and Toad or any other froggy book! These items are perfect to add to homemade play doh or just on their own!
Themed sensory bins are a great way to teach kids about colors, shapes, textures and numbers. The Ponds themed sensory bin filler sets fill your bins of all shapes and sizes.