Thursday, September 29, 2016

7 Kids Books to Read This Fall

The leaves are slowly starting to transform into their beautiful red, yellow and orange colors, which can only mean one thing: fall has officially arrived!  The shorter days and cooler nights will give you and your child plenty of time to cuddle up and enjoy books together.  Whether you’re outside enjoying some fresh air or curled up together on the couch, your kids will love hearing these stories all autumn long.

“Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin” by Tad Hill (ages 1-2)

“Where is Baby’s Pumpkin” by Karen Katz (ages 1-4)

“Berenstain Bears & the Spooky Old Tree” by Jan Berenstain (ages 2-5)

“Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert (ages 3-7)

“How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin” by Margaret McNamara (ages 3-7)

“The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams (ages 4-8)

“Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” by Julia Rawlinson (ages 4-8)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's never too early to start reading aloud!

The first five years of life offer a critical window for learning, with rapid brain development that does not occur at any other time. When you read to your child every day during this time period, you are exposing them to more words and helping them develop the basic literacy skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.  Luckily, there is an abundance of books available for you to choose from.  Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Toy Boat by Randall de Seve/Loren Long
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell & David Caltrow
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Go, Dog, Go! By Dr. Seuss
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • Where’s Spot by Eric Hill

Click here to learn more about choosing books for children.