The Best Books For Preschoolers
Preschool books are great resources for engaging young children and promoting literacy, speaking and social skills. Today I am sharing a list of the best preschool books to read with young children.
I’m sure you will agree that reading books regularly with preschool children both at home and in the classroom will help children to develop a life long love for books and reading, encouraging exploration and benefiting them in the future.
How to Choose Books for Preschoolers
With so many fun and interesting books you could get overwhelmed trying to find the best books for preschoolers. My advice would be to go with the books with interesting images. Choose books that rhyme and have alliteration or fun sounds.
Also observe what the children enjoy and listen to and you’ll be able to pick out more similar books by the same authors or with similar styles!
The Benefits of Reading Books for Young Children
There are so many benefits to reading with kids and the most important is to help them gain a love of books and literacy. Reading at an early age can help little ones to build a life long love of books and start them on the path for a good education.
Books not only educate kids and help them to develop basic literacy skills, they can teach important morals and messages, help children to learn about the greater and wider world, about colors, animals and the community.
Books can also help a child who is having a new experience to prepare. For example reading about new siblings or about going to the dentist can help a child know more about what to expect when they have a new experience.
Reading books to preschoolers is so important and the benefits are huge. I’m sure you will enjoy this list of pre-k books. Enjoy!
Preschool Books Children Will Love
Here is a fantastic list of preschool books for children to read in the home and classroom setting.
Have you read the story of Rainbow fish? This is a great one and there are also plenty of crafts you can make using the themes from this book.
Brown Bear Brown Bear is a great Eric Carle book with is not too long but fun enough to keep a child interested as they follow along.
Have you ever read Chicka Chicka boom boom. This is a great book and helps to teach kids the alphabet.
Have you read the book Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? This is a fun story full of quirky illustrations the kids will enjoy.
If your child enjoys drawing, they will enjoy this fun preschool book about Harold and the purple crayon.
Alexander the terrible is a fun story for children and always a great read during mat time.
Beautifully written and illustrated The Giving Tree is a great book to teach children about kindness, acceptance and the importance of loving others.
Where the Wild Things Are is over 50 years old and is a great story about the imagination. Read this super fun book with the kids today. They will love it.
Have you heard of Corduroy. He is a cute teddybear who waits on the shelf of the toy store for a child’s friendship. This is a lovely story for little ones to enjoy.
Madeline is a great story about a young girl in France. This is a great rhyming book and one full of adventure and fun.
If the kids love Dinosaurs then they will love this book about how how to say goodnight to a dinosaur. It’s quite fun to read and one my child enjoys.
The Very hungry Caterpillar is a family favourite and is always super popular in the classroom. Read about the caterpillar, the food he eats and the process of changing from caterpillar to Butterfly.
Love you forever is a fantastic book for kids and one you will absolutely enjoy reading with the little ones. No matter what you do in life, you are loved forever.
How much does mama love baby hare? To the moon and back! This is a heartwarming story about a mother and child’s love for one another and a fantastic preschool book!
Have you read Giraffes Can’t Dance? This great book is fun and shares the story of a Giraffe who want nothing more than to dance.
The pout pout fish is a fun book. Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. This is a great rhyming book that teaches you to be happy!
This is a great bedtime story for kids and a good book to read to teach about going to bed and saying goodnight.
Have you read Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus yet? It’s a great story and quite funny. This sure is a good preschool book to enjoy with the kids.
If you haven’t read this book you really need to. No David is such a fun children’s story and one we love to read over and over.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!