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Best Construction Site Books For Toddlers

Construction Site Books For Kids And Toddlers Overview
For some reason, toddlers and kids are fascinated by construction sites and machines. We spent countless hours walking and driving around construction sites, and watching mighty machines at work. Luckily, we have had a construction site close to our home, so we would walk to it on a daily basis with our Bean. Not surprisingly, construction books are very popular in our household. For our son, construction books are probably the most entertaining among all our toddler books. One of the first books we read to him was Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It quickly became, and remains to be, one of his all-time favorite titles.
BOOK NAME Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site   My First Truck Board Book  Diggers And Dumpers
AUTHOR Sherri D. Rinker  DK Publishing  Jane Horne 
PAGES 32 pages 36 pages 12 pages
AGE   Ages 2 to 8  Ages 1 to 5  Ages 2 to 4
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Construction Site Books For Kids And Toddlers Ranking
Grade for each book was calculated from market feedback provided by parents across many popular web sites, and our own experience. In general, all books with the overall grade above 80 might be considered as worth buying.
Sherri Duskey Rinker

Category: Construction Site Books

Construction Site Books Review:
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is a favorite book at our house that must be read at least twice at night and a few times during the day. Luckily for me, the rhyming text flows smoothly. The words and illustrations are excellent for putting my little one in a drowsy state while reinforcing his love of big trucks. The book covers five or six main construction site machines. Each machine is covered on a couple of pages. One by one, machines are ending hard day of work and going to well deserved rest and sleep. The night is falling down on a construction site, activities are winding down, and the story ends with "goodnight, goodnight, construction site". Cute.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site correctly uses terms relating to big machines and construction work, helping to increase child's vocabulary.

Age recommendation
2 years - 8 years

Book Dimensions/Pages:

10 x 0.4 x 9.6 inches (32 pages)
DK Publishing

Category: Construction Site Books

Construction Site Books Review:
This is one of my two year old son's favorite books. It is a non-fiction board book that contains bright photos of various trucks and machines. Text at the top of the page describes the types of trucks or machines on the page, then the name of the truck is written underneath. For example, Road builders is one category. This section features a grader, scraper, paver, and roller. Our son can name all the machines and likes to "read" this book to us, as well as have us read it to him.

At the end of the book, there are some pages on which an object is matched to the right machine, machines are matched to jobs, and wheels are matched to machines. I like that this can be a very interactive book. I ask my son which machine is what, and we do the matching at the end of the book. Not only has it increased my son's vocabulary, but mine and my husband's as well. The book is small enough to take along on trips.

Age Recommendation:
12 months - 5 years

Book Dimensions:
6 x 5 x 1 inches (36 pages)
by Jane Horne

Category: Construction Site Books

Construction Site Book Reviews:

Diggers and Dumpers is a cute, easy to cary around, touch and feel book about contraction site machines. It features dump truck, backhoe loader, bulldozer, excavator, and a wheel loader. Each machine is shown on a colorful two page layout, with one touch and feel area per machine. 

On each page kids are asked to find a hidden object on the picture. This encourages their participation. I like that each machine is featured with a set of simple statistics. For example, it tells how deep not the ground an excavator can dig. We started reading this book to our son when he was 18 months old. This was probably the very first time our son was exposed to machine component names, measurments, and statistics. You would be surprised how early kids are able to start to grasp these concepts. 

Age Recommendation:  
2 years - 4 years 

Book Dimensions:  
8 x 6 x 0.5 inches (12 pages)
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