From 0-2, children are just learning about their worlds, and books can be a fantastic way to introduce new concepts and ideas. Learn more about the key language development milestones your young reader will reach at this age.
At age five, children can recognize letters, sound out words, understand and retell stories, and even imagine stories of their own. While five-year-olds still love being read to at storytime, this age marks a new milestone in their literacy journey, as they will also begin to read independently. We’ve put together a list of the very best books for your five-year-old to get them excited about reading.
When your child reaches age four, they begin developing a sense of independence, a larger vocabulary, and a greater understanding of stories. An important component of a four-year-old’s path to independent reading is reading often. If you’re seeking the best additions to storytime to help your child learn the fundamentals, understand the world around them, and keep them engaged, look no further. We’ve compiled the 21 best books for four-year-olds.
Reading is a great way to teach kids about the wonderful world around them, so what better way to introduce your child to everything beyond this world than with some awesome books about space? We’ve compiled a list of the best children’s books about space to teach your child about the solar system, astronomy, and space travel.
Age three is an important stage in a child’s reading journey—a time when they learn to turn pages, recognize letters, understand stories, and ask questions. As a parent, it’s hard to find answers to all your child’s questions, let alone know which books are best for your three-year-old. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the 21 best books for three-year-olds so you don’t have to.
With three meals a day and snacks, food is such a large part of children’s lives. To teach them more about what they are eating, we have compiled a list of 30 great children’s books about food. From books about farm to table to books about what happens to food after we throw it out, from books that encourage children to eat to books that celebrate some of our favorite foods, there is a book for anyone and everyone on this list.
There are so many amazing titles out there, but we have compiled a list of the 25 best baby books all new parents should have. From timeless classics to new favorites, we walk through some of the most engaging, most rich, and most heartwarming books you’ll find. And with such a comprehensive list, your baby’s new favorite book is sure to be on this list.
It’s a great find when you stumble across a book that MUST be read aloud to young children. We were so happy when “The Snatchabook” crossed our desk. Written by Helen Docherty, and illustrated by her husband, Thomas Docherty, “The Snatchabook”‘s rhyming text and beautiful watercolor characters is a must for your home library. It’s bedtime in Burrow Down and the woodland animals are ready for their bedtime story, but books are mysteriously disappearing. Wide-eyed, little bunny, Eliza Brown, decides to stay awake and catch the book thief herself. It turns out the books are being taken by a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. There’s a happy ending to this sweet tale which is all about books and the joy of reading!
Have you ever been in a bad moooood? Mootilda is a wide-eyed cow that wakes up on the wrong side of the barn. She stumbles from one cow-tastrophe to another. With perfect rhyme and packed with terri-bull-y funny puns, Mootilda’s Bad Mood is sure to lift anyone’s melan-cow-ly mood.
Just picture it — the kids and you in the kitchen, holiday music playing softly in the background, your littles in small aprons on stepping stools helping you decorate sugar cookies you painstakingly made from scratch. You picture several hours of fun with engaging youngsters anxious and eager to not only help, but also enjoy every minute of the special bonding time.