Children typically begin to develop the skills necessary for reading between the ages of three and five. During this crucial period, it’s helpful to read books to your children to begin to familiarize them with words, numbers, symbols, and pictures. That’s why storytime is so important during your child’s stay at our daycare center. If your child is between three years old and five years old, it’s the perfect time to begin reading together. Give your tyke a head start in the literary world by reading through simple books full of vibrant pictures. As you read, guide your child by describing characters in the story, the scenery, or objects in pictures. Reading is a great activity just before bedtime, as it’s calming and soothing for your child. If you have a young child in the three-to-five age range, consider picking up these books:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, JR. & John Archambault
Learn the alphabet while enjoying vibrant pictures of trees and letters. This book has great rhythm and rhyme, and it makes learning the alphabet fun. Your child will enjoy this book time and time again.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
An excellent book for basic counting skills, The Very Hungry Caterpillar story encompasses a caterpillar that grows hungrier and hungrier until finally, the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. Children love the images, and learn about change and growth. This is a great bedtime storybook.
We’ll be continuing our list of excellent reads in upcoming blogs, so stay posted. And keep reading to your child! Books help a child understand the wonder of the world, and these books can aid your child in learning to read. Feel free to look through our daycare center’s books for some more of our favorites!