Montessori aligned Potty training books for children

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.

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!"

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.

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!

Everyone Poops

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

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.

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

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.

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