Reading to your early learner (ages 2-5) is one of the most important things you can do. Research shows a correlation between early literacy activities and school success.
We have compiled a list of book recommendations from a panel of teachers, authors, book sellers, academics and librarians for your preschooler, under the themes: rhyme, picture books, fairy tales and anti-bullying.
Early rhyming leads to better reading skills in children because it helps them become aware of the sounds that make up words.
by Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg
by Sandra Boyton
by John Archambault, Bill Martin Jr.
by Jane Sutton
by Atukwei Okai
Picture books are the first step towards reading - they give kids the chance to talk about what they are seeing and hearing.
by Barbara Reid
by Adwoa Badoe
by Patricia Storms
by Ruth Ohi
by Lana Button
Fairy tales have been passed down in families since storytelling began, span all cultures, and are the most-read book genre at bedtime. These fractured fairy tales have a little modern sass or cultural hook.
by Jon Scieszka
by Celia Lottridge
by Ellen Appleby
Kids who learn empathy at an early age are less likely to bully and one of the best ways to teach empathy is through books.