Preschoolers are sponges. Wiggly and giggly sponges. That’s why you need to get some great books into their sticky little hands. But before you crack open some new books, be sure to try out some of these ways to make reading even more powerful with this list of preschool book fun.
Make it as interactive as possible. Play I Spy, ask them to repeat words, let them decide what kind of voice you will use to read the book, etc.
Use the book as a way to review ABCs. Point to letters, sound them out, ask about other words that start or end with the same letter. The opportunities are endless!
Let them take the lead. Is your little one really into the ocean? Then go to the library and let them check out books about dolphins, starfish, and the like. When they are interested, reading is oh so powerful.
Extend the conversation. Ask your preschooler to make predictions, ask questions about how the characters feel, what they would do if they were in the book, so on and so forth.
Be a broken record. Even though it might be mind numbing, read the same book again…and again…and again. With each reading, comprehension is improved for your little one, so much so that he or she will be able to retell the story in no time.
Books reflect life. Use them to teach a skill or help them approach a situation. First day of school? There’s a book for that. Healthy eating? So many to choose from. Teach through books and you can have the characters teach the lesson instead of only you.
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Looking for more book suggestions? Read on for baby books, toddler picks, as well as our Ultimate Book List.
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