6 Recommended Books for Your Preschooler
6 Recommended Books for Your Preschooler
Before preschoolers become aware of the existence of printed words on a page, they learn to love the sound of language. Books aid in their language and listening development and their understanding of words. Learning to read books comes naturally to a child as learning to walk and talk once they become accustomed to the rhythm and melody of language.
You should continue to read aloud to your child even after they can read alone. Young readers can have their understanding stretched and be inspired to become more proficient readers by reading stories that are on their level of interest but above their reading ability.
Books are a wealth of knowledge, and knowledge is power. Here are 6 recommended books we’ve compiled for your preschooler!
1. Corduroy by Don Freeman
This charming story serves as a wonderful introduction to the concepts of friendship and home comfort. Millions of readers shared Lisa’s sentiments for a small brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing in 1968, making Corduroy one of the most popular children’s books of all time. A very special anniversary edition of Don Freeman’s classic is now being proudly celebrated by Viking forty years later. This handsome volume is a must-have for any Corduroy fan, featuring an extra-large trim size, special features like an embossed cover and four bonus spreads of never-before-seen materials.
2. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Every kid wants this hilarious, eye-catching #1 New York Times bestseller phenomenon! The Day the Crayons Quit is the ideal present for new parents, baby showers, back-to-school, or any time of year and features a hilarious text by Drew Daywalt and vivid, bold illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.
Duncan only wants to colour, poor guy. But when he opens his crayon box, all he sees are letters, all of which read, “His crayons have had enough! They quit!” After painting so many bodies of water, blue crayon is in need of a break. In addition to tracing, black crayon wants to be used for other purposes. Orange and Yellow have stopped talking as each considers himself to be the true colour of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to placate every crayon and encourage them to be on their best behaviour?
3. Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer
In preschool, the concept of kindness is prevalent, and this book is full of inspiring, kid-friendly examples. After sharing it with children, acknowledge their own good thoughts and deeds.
Kindness is a warm greeting. a hearty applause. a rapid boost. That which makes us strong is kindness! This happy board book features various kids being kind in a variety of settings, including the playground, lunchtime, a bike path, and a residential street. This charming preschool read-aloud illustrates how kindness fosters a sense of community and friendship.
4. My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Bright colours, short sentences, amusing animals, and more than 300 hearts are all included in the book My Heart Is Like a Zoo for kids to count and enjoy. Michael Hall demonstrates to us an almost infinite variety of ways to create a menagerie of love by beginning with one basic shape.
Every young reader should own this honourable picture book, which teaches readers that a heart can be hopeful, silly, joyful, tough, snappy, or lonely.
Your child will enjoy the simple rhymes about feelings and point at each playful zoo scene, which has one animal on each page, as well as the bold digital collages of zoo animals in this debut picture book. Even young children will find it entertaining to discuss the scenarios, especially when they see the cover with the young “zookeeper” sound asleep in his bed with his beloved animal toys huddled close to him.
5. Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, Illustrated by Max Lang
Jim Panzee is having one of those days where he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, as do all of us occasionally.
The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about a very cranky chimpanzee is ideal for teaching young children how to deal with conflicting emotions, particularly as they prepare to return to school.
Without good reason, Jim, the chimpanzee, is in a terrible mood. How can he be in a bad mood when it’s such a beautiful day, his friends wonder? They have numerous ideas on how to improve his mood. However, Jim is unable to heed all the counsel and has a tiny meltdown. Maybe he just needs a bad day to feel bad.
Bringing humour and lightheartedness to this crucial lesson in emotional literacy, Suzanne and Max Lang show children that it’s okay to feel their emotions.
6. A Colour of His Own by Leo Lionni
Leo Lionni, a four-time recipient of the Caldecott honour winner, tells the timeless tale about the search for a place to belong.
The endearing tale of a chameleon who sets out to find his own colour but instead discovers a true friend. Elephants are grey. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon lacks his own colour. He has yellow and black stripes, just like a tiger, and is purple like heather and yellow like a lemon. Then one day, a chameleon gets the bright idea to stay on the greenest leaf he can find and stay that colour forever. However, during the autumn, both the chameleon and the leaf undergo change, going from green to yellow to red. He discovers that travelling with friends is more important than having his own colour. Take your child on a journey of self-discovery and learning to embrace each another’s differences.
These 6 recommended books on this list are sure to pique the interest of your child. Preschoolers are looking for entertaining, engaging books to read before bed or during circle time. Reading to children has advantages for parents alike. Reading aloud to your child promotes connection and strengthens your relationship with them.
You can help your child develop early literacy skills by telling stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes together during your reading session. Plus, your child will probably have a lot of fun. You and your child might enjoy making up stories or exchanging family anecdotes. Through the songs, stories, and conversations you have together, your child will pick up new words and improve his or her language abilities.