Preschool Book Fun

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.

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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.


Rainbow Fish series

Corduroy series

Little Blue Truck series 

The Day the Crayons Quit series

Clark the Shark series

Elephant and Piggie series

Berenstain Bears series 


Want to make reading an even more special event?  Then set up an adorable book nook for them.  We tried a DIY idea, but it fell flat, so thank goodness for the budget friendly tent options from Target. Add some twinkly lights, a cozy blanket , some pillows, and it is the perfect spot for reading!

Looking for more book suggestions?  Read on for our Ultimate Book List.

Happy Reading!
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  1. savannah miller says

    I love To read with my four-year-old sometimes I ask him what voice I should use for a certain character and then he giggles and laughs the entire time I’m reading

  2. Angelic Sinova says

    I grew up reading Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Berenstain Bears and Little Golden Books! These are some great suggestions and reading tips for kids. It’s so important to get kids passionate about reading <3

  3. Sarah Gamradt says

    Great book selection. Always been a fan of Shel Silverstein and the Berenstein Bears. I specifically look for Berenstein Bears books at thrift stores to add to our collection! My preschooler is currently on a Llama LLama kick!

    • amandasimkin says

      I love getting my boys books from used book stores. It adds so much extra character to our family library.

  4. Elayne says

    I cherished the days that I read to all of my children. They grow up so fast. One thing about starting them reading young, they will love reading as they grow older. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Stephanie says

    The book nooks are such a great idea! I have a 4 year old and I love to read the Shel Silverstein books to her. I still have them from my 19 and 21 year old’s collection!

  6. Rosey says

    Those are some fun book nooks. My son had a huge teepee, he still does but it’s at his dad’s house. loved that area!

    • amandasimkin says

      We are in the process of trying to DIY a teepee…it isn’t going so great so we might have to head over to the Land of Nod instead!

  7. Adrienne says

    Aww, I remember reading some of those books as a child. And those tents are fabulous! I could totally see myself buying one of those for my future kids.

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