Welcome back from the holidays! The cold weather is a great opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy each other’s company. Reading books with your child is a wonderful way to connect with them, and can be a great time for learning. Here are a few ideas for books for different age levels to help you get started!
Books for our early readers:
Give me a beat! Anything with rhythm or a book that’s very repetitive. Like Brown Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Little Blue Truck. These are great for our littles to learn colors, vocabulary, short phrases, and animals.
Books such as I Went Walking, help with early inferencing skills to guess what comes next. We also love books that have very few to no words at all like Goodnight Gorilla. This allows the child to come up with their own story, and retell it differently each time!
Do you have little’s that have a hard time falling asleep? Find any books that have sleeping as the ending like Good Night Little Turtle. It helps encourage sleep habits and sleep schedules.
Books for our older readers:
We like books that help with early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, letter identification, syllable counting, inferencing skills and cause and effect. Dr. Seuss is our main man for most of this!
Wacky Wednesday: is a book about a young boy who wakes up on Wednesday to discover everything around him has changed in wacky ways. Have fun exploring all the wacky things and work on making communication repairs and becoming aware of language errors.
Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-Saur: The Cat in the Hat takes you on a journey to explore dinosaurs and teaches you how to pronounce their names by breaking them down into syllables. If your child is working on syllables, needs help with their articulation and phonological awareness, or working on literacy skills, this book is for you!
Press Here: Start this book by pushing the yellow dot and turning the page. Each page has directions to follow. We love this book because it engages the reader by allowing them to guess what will happen, fostering cause and effect skills. It also helps with following directions!
– Jessica Palomo Speech Language Pathologist at Kaleidoscope Pediatric Therapy.