Reading Aloud with Your Child:
Reading aloud to your child is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for success in reading. Choosing many different types of books will expose your child to new concepts, vocabulary and interests. Listed below are some recommended books that represent various types of literature. Visit our classroom library or your local library for other books to enjoy with your child.
Alphabet Books: introduce your child to letters and connect the beginning letter sound with pictures.
-Dr. Seuss' ABC, Dr. Seuss
-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
-Eating the Alphabet, Lois Ehlert
Counting Books: emphasize counting and connect the numerals with a corresponding number of items.
-Five Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed, Eileen Christelow
-Anno's Counting Book, Mitsumasa Anno
Concept Books and Informational Books: teach concepts that children will review in school such as colors, shapes, opposites or sizes and provide information to help understand the world.
-Red, Blue, Yellow Shoe, Tana Hoban
-Boats, Anne Rockwell
Poetry/Rhymes: contain rhymes and repeated verse. Learning to hear rhymes is an essential step in developing the skills needed for reading.
-Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, Jack Prelutsky
-Hickory Dickory Dock and Other Nursery Rhymes, Carl Jones
-Over in the Meadow, Ezra Jack Keats
Predictable/Repetitive Books: a word or phrase is repeated throughout the book forming a pattern. Children quickly recognize the patterns and are able to read along.
-Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr.
-Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman
Picture Books and Wordless Books: Picture books have easy to understand stories and Wordless books encourage language development as children create their own stories using the pictures.
-If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Laura Numeroff
-The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
-The Mitten, Jan Brett
-Good Dog, Carl A. Day
-School, E. McCaully
(Pre-K Family Handbook, Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)