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Montessori aligned Potty training books for children

Apr 24, 2020 - Books , Parenting , Recommendations - By Carine Robin

The weather is beautiful here in the UK and it seems that every parent has decided to potty train their child!

I have a blog post with plenty of info about how to develop toilet awareness in your child.

And in today's blog post, I will recommend you some Montessori aligned Potty training books for children.

I find them Montessori friendly because they have real pictures or reality-based illustrations. They also describe the process without the need for praise and rewards. Going on the toilet can be a natural process in your child's development. It doesn't need to be praised, rewarded and encouraged in any pushy way.

Some children may need more support if they have been used to wear nappy without any awareness of their bowel and bladder movements. In this case, preparing your child with books might be useful. Often children really like any "poo" talks and like to compare with how animals are doing it.

So here is my selection!

Going to the Potty (Mr. Rogers)

The pictures are real albeit a bit vintage. The process of going to the toilet is explained very simply and respectfully.

Going to the Potty (Mr. Rogers)

Where's the Poop

This engaging and sweet, funny lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rain forest.

With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or she has a place to poop, too. While reinforcing the concept of toilet training, Where's the Poop? gives children the confidence they need.

For each animal, there are three flaps. On the tiger spread, for example, the tiger says, "My playful cub, did you make a poop?" "Yes, Daddy," replies the cub. "And now I feel much better." The child lifts the flaps and sees mommy tiger in a smimming hole, then his playful big brothers...and with the third flap, "There's the poop!"

Where's the Poop?

Why Do We Need A Potty? (Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions & Answers)

What's a potty for? How do I wee in my potty? When can I use a big toilet? This entertaining book is the perfect potty-training aid to help children move out of nappies… and into pants! With over 30 flaps to lift, gentle humour and easy-to-understand text on every page.

Why Do We Need A Potty? (Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions & Answers): 1 (Very First Questions and Answers)

​What is Poo? (Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers)

What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surprisingly charming book, and discover how much poo an elephant does, and what you can do with poo... There's even a Who did these poos? quiz. A very informative little book!

What is Poo? (Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers) (Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions & Answers): 1 (Very First Questions and Answers)

Everyone Poops

Shows how creatures throughout the animal world--including humans--deal with the products of digestion.

Everyone Poops

The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business

Maybe not that Montessori aligned as the animals are talking (but still act like animals).

This hilarious picture book tells the tale of a little mole who wakes up one morning only to have one of the other animals 'do its business' on his head. The Little Mole then sets out to track down the culprit to exact his revenge in his own little way.

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business: 30th anniversary edition (CBH Children / Picture Books)

Do you have any other recommendations? If yes, let me know in a comment!

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About the Author: Carine Robin is a qualified and experienced Montessori teacher and founder of The Montessori Family. With over 15 years of experience, Carine offers a blend of professional insight and personal understanding as a mother of two and qualified child psychologist. Inspired by the success of her Montessori subscription box, she created The Montessori Family to provide a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers globally. This platform aims to support child growth and well-being through curated educational activities. Additionally, Carine maintains the UK's most popular Montessori blog and administers the largest Montessori UK Facebook group, making her a central figure in the Montessori community.

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