Books always make a delightful gift for children and can be very helpful in teaching different concepts, development skills, and tactile learning that is needed with preschoolers. Of course, these books should be fun while teaching the child. Take a look at the compilation of books for preschoolers that I have outlined below. There is a little something for everyone.
Preschooler’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities To Occupy Preschoolers
A great way to stimulate the natural curiosity of a child with fun reading, science and math activities. The book offers an activity for each day of the year for 3 to 6 year old children. The projects use common items found around the house and shows parents and adult care givers how to do things like make paints, playdough, craft clay and other craft supplies. Saving money while teaching your preschooler.
During the long stretch of weather that makes children be indoors for long periods of time, you can help keep the boredom down to a minimum with ideas for kitchen activities, arts and craft projects and indoor play. Encourage any child to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally by using the ideas for music, dance, drama and outdoor play.
Recommended for ages 3 to 6 years of age
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
A cookbook for children to learn how to cook easy, fun, and healthy recipes with the assistance of adults. Great directions and funny quips for the adults along with picture directions for the children. “Spills are what sponges are for” is one quote from the book that encourages kids to get involved in the kitchen and have fun while they are at it.
This is a sequel to the popular book by the same author called Pretend Soup and includes new recipes to try with children. Children will be helped with tactile learning while using the help and guidance of the adult with them in the kitchen.
Recommended for 3 years of age and older.
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
Begin the journey of reading with the Bob books that slowly introduce letters that can be read quickly by young children. They say the sound of one letter, then next letter, and the last letter. Now speed it up and they have read their first word! A fun way to get children to learn reading in a way that is fun for them.
Recommended for children 4 years old and older
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1)
Learning the social skill of sharing is a very important part of a child’s learning and the sooner they learn about it the better. This book offers examples of children practicing the art of sharing with illustrations and a story. They begin to understand how to share and why it is important to share.
Recommended for preschool children ages 4 years old and older.
Best Activity Books for Children
Books that keep the mind active for toddlers, pre-schoolers, kids in kindergarten and early elementary school
Activity books can be full of crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku. Below you will find activity books for young kids: toddlers, pre-school and kindergarten-age. There are also books just for reading, books full of photographs and pictures, and a combination of the two.
A mom writes:
What I have found that my young kids really enjoy are books that combine reading, pictures, and games together. Activity books also make for a nice break from the time spent playing their game systems, watching television and computer time and help keep the mind active. Basically, we try to limit “screen time” and find that activity books are can be a great alternative.
Look-Alikes Jr.: The More You Look, the More You see!
Look-A-Likes can inspire imagination and creativity. I LOVE the Look-ALikes books and enjoy the time spent searching the pictures to see what tiny treasures each page holds. The artist, Joan Steiner, has a wonderful imagination and a great sense of knowing how to make scenes from lots of different types of objects. You may see an apron made from a one dollar bill, a stairway made from playing cards, or a bathroom hamper made with shredded wheat. Something new is discovered each time and its a great family activity.
Dora the Explorer Look and Find Picture Puzzles
For the younger ones, Dora the Explorer activity books are a big favorite. My little ones were always wanting books and toys that featured Dora, Boots, and all of her friends. And yes, I’m sure even Swiper the fox shows up somewhere.
Great for toddlers, kids aged 4 and up, Kindergarten age
Recordable Storybooks, custom audio books for preschoolers
With these recordable books, usually by Hallmark, you can create a cherished memory to be handed down though generations.
Record a Story: Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer, Exploring Memories – Record a Story BEST SELLER
Dora the Explorer is a Nichelodeon animation series. In this recordable story book you will tell the stories of her saving the snow princess from the mean witch, discovering The City of Lost Toys and her first adventure in which she meets her friends Boots, Tico, Isa, Benny and Swiper.
Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school