Children at this age really enjoy repetitive text and predictable books. You might check out: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle or Time for Bed by Mem Fox.
The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide: Toddler Activities - peeling tape off the table (or fridge) develops fine motor skills (lots of ideas here). I just covered our classroom table with tape. Maybe I should have used duct tape though ;