If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for great children’s books. I tend to add more books than I can handle to my collection, but sometimes it’s so hard to resist a new book! It is important to choose books to keep your child engaged and active in the reading process. Even just 20 minutes of reading together a day can make a big difference.
Reading to your kids will help develop the skills necessary to become good readers themselves. If you are a preschool teacher or parent, you will definitely want to be sure these top 6 books for preschoolers are on your shelf!
Top 6 Books for Preschoolers
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: This classic by Eric Carle will keep your child engaged while it teaches the life cycle of the caterpillar along with the days of the week. The colorful and iconic illustrations show the journey of a caterpillar eating his way through the week before finally turning into a butterfly.
Bear Snores On: On a bitter cold night, a snoring bear is visited by Mouse, Hare, Badger, Mole, Wren, and Raven, who are seeking a warm place to sleep. Each creep in careful to not wake the hibernating bear. Yet, something goes wrong and the sleep bear wakes! Make this a new tradition in bedtime stories while your little one learns about hibernation.
Where the Wild Things Are: This Maurice Sendak classic was the winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal winner. Max feels misunderstood and decides to escape to the land of the Wild Things. After they make him their leader, Max tells them he will create a kingdom where everyone is happy. How does this turn out for Max? Is he happy being their king? Find out!
Harold and the Purple Crayon: Who would have thought a walk in the moonlight and a purple crayon could have unleashed such imagination? Join Harold as his imagination and a purple crayon create landscapes and adventure.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Join a family as they go on a bear hunt with comedic and dramatic results. If you are looking for an interactive book to keep your little one giggling and anticipating outcomes, this is the book for you. Children enjoy the repetition and exciting journey.
The Napping House: Everyone is sleeping and all in granny’s bed. Children will enjoy the repetition as they give their memories a workout with who is sleeping, that is until the wakeful flea comes into the mix. Highly humorous and engaging, this book is sure to become a family favorite.