I've been asked for this list so many times, it's time to share it worldwide (or to whoever lands here). Potty training is so much fun, I thought you'd like reading about it with your kid too! We started with the P is for Potty because Liliana loved Elmo so much but that's not every kid. The first two on the list are still well-read in our house because Liliana just loves them - even though she's way past the training phase. I just read Pottytime Chickies before naptime today!
Our tried and true list:
What could be more fun than finding the poop..in a book. It's a fantastically funny lift-flap book that goes through animal parents asking their animal kids if they've pooped that day.
And then yep! You get to find it under the different flaps. The best part - it ends with a kid pooping on the potty.
It's really a fun read and one Liliana still asks to read.
Pottytime Chickies, fun, fun, fun! Hop on the potty and get the job done.
This book is so rhythmic to read that I find myself saying the phrases to Liliana even still when she needs to at least try to go.
Liliana calls it her laughing book because it's just so funny. The chickies go through sequences of what not to do in the potty and then they finally get it right!
This book has very simple, kid language with illustrations to match.
This book was one of the earlier ones we tried to explain the concept and it works well as a picture book for that purpose.
This book has more text than Potty, so if you have an older kid learning to use the toilet, this is the book for you.
The nice thing about this book is that it lets kids know that there will be accidents - and that's okay. That you just try and try again. This is not a task to give up on.
It's a gentle, explanatory introduction to using the bathroom.
As a former Sesame Street writer, Mo Willems knows kids.
This book is simple and a great introductory book. And bonus, it comes with stickers.
Our daughter didn't get the sticker chart/reward thing, but she LOVED the stickers anyway.
I didn't have to potty train a boy...but this book is the counterpart to Big Girl Panties, for boys.
This book also shows an accident, which is super common, so it's nice that the book is realistic.
It's a short, rhyming book that will get the initial point across. Plus, there's a superhero! And a dog!
I hate the word panties and wondered why it was necessary in the title of this book.
It's so it can rhyme with aunties.
That seemed useful enough and Lily really liked this book. Plus, it got her in the mood for thinking about what kind of undies she would like to wear. The answer: Dinosaur undies, duh!
Enjoy (and good luck)!