Read Across America – books for preschoolers and kindergarteners

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

It’s Read Across America Day today and the celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I know the kids are celebrating at both of their schools this week, but we’re also talking about it at home.

I’ve been an avid reader since I could first open a book. It is my hope to raise children with a love of reading as well. To foster that, we read a lot of books, especially at bedtime. Now that Mr A is reading a bit, we start with him reading us a book and then we read books to both kids.
Read Across America

For kindergarteners, we are big fans of these chapter books:

1) Magic Tree House
2) Ramona the Pest and other Beverly Cleary books
3) Freckle Juice

Book for Kindergarteners

For beginning chapter books for your kids to read, we love:

1)Pete the Cat – The sing song aspect of these books make them a huge hit. Both kids recite the words over and over again.

2)Nate the Great – Solving mysteries has never been more fun!

Of course, any Dr. Seuss is great for new readers. My son read me Ten Apples Up On Top cover to cover last week with absolutely no help. I was floored! We also just introduced them to Green Eggs & Ham – a classic!

For preschoolers, you can’t ever go wrong with Mo Willems. Between the Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny and the Elephant and Piggy books, there is plenty for your little one to giggle over. We’ve also just introduced Miss E to Fancy Nancy and she’s a HUGE hit. My little miss prefers dresses to pants and only wants to wear “beautiful” things so Nancy is right up her alley.
Books for preschoolers

All ages will love reading my friend Jessica’s new book, Naptime with Theo and Beau. Beautiful photos and easy to read, rhyming text.

What books are your family reading?

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  1. says

    I love that my daughter’s school is making such a big deal about Dr Seuss’s birthday. It’s so great to remind kids that it’s okay to read silly books to help them learn.

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