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Tips for Building Your Preschooler’s Summer Reading List

Tips for Building Your Preschooler’s Summer Reading List

School’s out!  But that doesn’t mean your preschooler’s education stops!  Summer is the perfect time to expand your home library, or even visit your local library!  Make a visit to your local library part of your weekly schedule, and help your child work their way up to 1000 books before kindergarten.  Checking out books at your library can help you rotate the books this summer, and then you can buy your preschooler’s favorites.

Here are some books to look for, at the library and online! Look for books that…

Build their imagination:

Help your child discover their imagination and where it can take them with the book, If You Had a Jetpack.  “In this charming circular story, a homemade jetpack is the catalyst for a boisterous fantasy adventure that blasts a young engineer from home, to school, on a visit to his Nana, and finally to outer space before he starts to miss his family and returns to Earth.”

“Just make a mark and see where it takes you.”  You will love the artistic spark that will inspire your child to create and draw with The Dot.  “This empowering tale emphasizes the artistic process, gently reminding the creative spirit in all of us that there is no wrong way to create.”

Teach manners:

While you’re spending more time with your preschooler at home this summer, help your child remember to use their manners with Richard Scarry’s classic, Please and Thank You Book.  Please, Mr. Panda, will help your child ask for things they want, including a yummy donut from Mr. Panda!

Teach them new words:

The Word Collector and Wordy Birdy help your preschooler learn new words and how they work together.  They’ll get caught up in discovering the meanings of new words and figuring out how to create a sentence from the words they will learn.  In addition, they’ll learn the importance of listening in order to understand a word’s meaning!

Teach new habits:

Good Night Octopus and How to be a Big Kid help your preschooler learn to do daily activities on their own.  Use this summer to instill these new habits in your child’s routine!

Make sure that your child makes time for reading every day and keep it a part of their daily schedule at home!  These books will help keep your child engaged in learning, even throughout the summer.

Be sure to check out last month’s blog, Summer Crafts for Preschoolers.


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