By reading books with your child throughout the day you can easily incorporate more literacy into your child’s routine. To help you get started, our lovable bookworm Og® has compiled a list of some of his favorite books. Check them out!
Age 0 – 2
Age 3 – 4
- Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book
- Llama Llama Misses Mama
- If I Built a House
- Hugaboo, I Love You
- The Pout-Pout Fish
Share stories together about animals:
- Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion – free on Storyline Online
Share stories together about courage:
Incorporate conservation into story time. When working on your child’s reading skills, you can learn about recycling at the same time! Read books or poems about the importance of conservation, and then talk about how your child’s actions impact his neighborhood, community and the world. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:
- “Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Earth” by Linda Schwartz
- “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” (poem) by Shel Silverstein
- “Recycle: A Handbook for Kids” by Gail Gibbons
- “Recycle Every Day!” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
- “The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest” by Lynne Cherry
- “The Great Trash Bash” by Loreen Leedy
- “Where Does Your Garbage Go? (Let’s Read and Find Out)” by Paul Showers
As you complete each book together, ask your child questions like these to help nurture comprehension and critical thinking:
- What is on the cover of the book?
- Why do you think the author wrote this story?
- What is another way the story could have ended?
- How were the characters alike or different?
- How did a problem in the story get resolved?
- If you could change one part in the book, what would it be?