Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ten Great Books For Your Preschooler

1. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Short, sing-songy rhymes about funny creatures from the imagination of one of the greatest childrens' writers in history. This is my go-to book for almost any occasion that I have to read to young children.

2. Goodnight Moon

Short, sweet, and dreamy--Good Night Moon is a standard in millions of households around bedtime. Make it a part of your nighttime ritual, too.

3. Where the Wild Things Are

This is an intoxicating story for children of all ages. A fantasy about running away after being sent to your room and romping through the forest as the King of the Wild Things--only to come home in time for dinner and snuggles.

4. Curious George Flies a Kite

George the monkey is naughty but he's so lovable and innocent, you can't help but fall in love with his antics. Kids will laugh with glee as George finds a way to get into and out of trouble with every page.

5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

You won't be able to keep still when you ready this sassy rhyming alphabet book. And the best part is when all the letters get to the top of the tree and fall down! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is just as much fun to read as it is for your kids to listen to.

6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A colorful, interactive story about growing up and changing. Little kids adore the watching the caterpillar eat his way to being a butterfly.

7. Are You My Mother?

The poor baby bird is on the search for his mother--and children love watching as he mistakes everything from an airplane to a sleeping dog--only to finally be reunited with his real mother much to everyone's relief!

8. The Rainbow Fish

Learning how to share your gifts is the lesson of this beautiful, colorful book. Follow along as Rainbow Fish gives away his treasured, glittering scales to his friends and become happier along the way.

9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Everybody has bad days, even preschoolers. Your little one will learn how misery loves company when he reads about Alexander's bad day. This book has been a favorite among youngsters since it was first published in 1972.

10. Stellaluna

Stellaluna is a baby fruit bat who gets separated from her mother and taken in by a family of owls where she feels like the odd one out. Eventually she's reunited with her mother and realizes she's perfectly perfect--for a fruit bat!

Does your preschooler have a favorite book that is not on our list? Leave a comment and let us know!

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