Third stage: 12 to 24 months

The third stage commonly occurs between 12-24 months. The toddler enjoys verbal interaction with adults, though this interation is not quite conversation. He/she is pleased with an increasing ability to name objects, actions and desires. She/he can follow very short narratives and brief instructions, and can often make short sentences. Sharing books is a participatory pleasure in which the child likes to predict what happens next, repeat familiar refrains, and play with sounds. This stage is usually physically hard on the books, so sturdy board and cloth books are a boon. Vocabulary expands from 30-50 words, up toward 1000 as the child approaches the fourth stage.

Big Red Barn Board Book Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694006243
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 6th, 1995

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 50th Anniversary Edition (Brown Bear and Friends) Cover Image
By Jr. Martin, Bill, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805047905
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 15th, 1996

The Carrot Seed Cover Image
By Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064432108
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Published: HarperCollins - December 28th, 2004

Inside Freight Train Cover Image
By Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780688170875
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 9th, 2001

Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780761147633
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Published: Workman Publishing - November 22nd, 2007

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689809309
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Published: Little Simon - August 1st, 1996

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ISBN: 9780688156343
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 1997

Sheep in a Jeep Cover Image
By Margot Apple (Illustrator), Nancy E. Shaw
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ISBN: 9780395867860
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 1997

Where Is the Green Sheep? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152067045
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2009

Wiggle Waggle Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152165888
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2002