Reading to young children benefits them in so many ways. We know this. However, reading the same book night after night after night can get boring for mom or dad so we’ve compiled a list of 5 books for young children that you might not have read yet. These books are all for toddlers and preschoolers, and most are board books so that you don’t have to worry about them standing up to young children.
Animally – this is an excellent book for a child who loves animals. It’s a story all about how much you love the child; I love you hugely like a whale. I love you shyly like a quail. I love you cleverly like a fox. And on and on through the animal kingdom until they get to the end, I love you birdily, buggily, animally for you are my family. Animally is a sweet story that’s a great bedtime read for young children.
Backyard Bugs – if you have a bug lover in your life, this is the book for you. Backyard Bugs is part of the Hello, World series and these books are great for young children. The books are beautifully illustrated and captivating for youngsters. This story walks children through the bugs that might be found in their backyard and includes interesting facts about each bug, so they’re learning about nature through story time.
Grandmother Fish, a child’s first book of evolution – Grandmother fish walks children through evolution in an easy to follow, kid-friendly manner. Each step of evolution is explained, and traits are discussed and then the child is asked if they can do the trait that that grandmother could do. It’s a great learning tool to start teaching children about evolution in a way that they can understand.
Little Blue Truck – you may know the story of Little Blue Truck, but if you don’t, it’s a great story about a little blue truck and his animal friends and how they all work together to help out when a big truck who’s going too fast gets stuck. This book teaches children about animals, friendship, and helping others, even when they’ve not been the nicest. There are an assortment of Little Blue Truck books including Halloween and Christmas if you’re looking for something fun and festive to include in your home library.
Solar System – this is another book from the Hello, World series. It does a great job of teaching children about the Solar System and gives interesting facts about each planet in the galaxy. The illustrations are beautiful and capture the child’s attention.
Story time doesn’t have to be boring. There are so many great books out there for children that focus on many different topics. Visit your local bookstore or shop online to find a new book or two for your child. Books make great holiday gifts too. Maybe a few of these could be under the tree this year.