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All Aboard the Toilet Train!: A Noisy Bing Book
Children’s Non Fiction
Harper Collins Children’s Books
Age range: 2 years+
All Aboard the Toilet train is a children’s book aimed at transitioning children from potty to toilet. Both of my children are now toilet trained but books definitely helped when training both of them. I would go as far to say a book about toilet training is an essential in your training kit.
As I mentioned above, this book is aimed at children who are already potty trained. So it talks about moving on from that and going on an actual toilet instead. Using a step, a training seat and how using the toilet might seem a bit scary at first of making funny noises, but actually it’s all ok and nothing to be worried about.
The narrative is light and clear, and the illustrations are great and uses some of the show’s favourite Bing characters. I like the way it addresses the fears a child may have, that it’s ok to have an accident, because you’re just learning.
The big winner of this book is the fact that it’s noisy. The theme of the book is jumping aboard the toilet train, and each page has a reference to this adding a sense of fun to it. But the best part for any toddler is the fact that the book makes train noises to accompany it. Press the button on the front of the book and it brings the book to life.
While my daughter is already to toilet trained, I still sat and read the book with her and she enjoyed it. She totally loved the noisy part and it also gave us the chance to go over the steps of going to the toilet, and we talked about how she washed her hands and used a step as part of her routine. So I would also say if you have a child that is already trained but you think it would be useful to reinforce the steps then this is a good book for that too. But, for parents looking to take children on the next step of the their toilet training journey and move them away from the potty then I think this is a really great book and definitely one to add to your parenting arsenal. I am firm believer that books really help reinforce difference developmental stages and help children to understand what is happening or expected of them.
A great and really informative book to help children transitioning from potty to toilet. It’s clear and fun and the fact that it’s noisy and makes train noises helps to reinforce the message and makes it more accessible to young children.
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*Disclosure: We were sent this book for the purpose of this review and I was compensated for my time, however, all opinions are my own.