Reading is an essential part of early childhood development. It helps children learn new words, develop their imaginations, and expand their understanding of the world around them.
When choosing books for preschool students, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Age appropriateness: Books should be appropriate for the child’s age and developmental level. For example, younger preschoolers may prefer books with simple stories and repetitive text, while older preschoolers may be interested in books with more complex plots and vocabulary.
- Interests: Books should be about topics that the child is interested in. This could be anything from animals to trucks to dinosaurs.
- Engagement: Books should be engaging and interesting to the child. They should have colorful illustrations, simple language, and a catchy storyline.
- Educational value: Books should have some educational value. They can teach children about new words, concepts, and cultures.
- Diversity: Look for books that are written by and about diverse cultures. This will help children see themselves and the community around them reflected in the books they read. This could include books about different cultures, nationalities and religions
- Social-emotional Learning: Find books that promote social-emotional learning. These books can help children learn about emotions, relationships, and conflict resolution.
- Inclusivity: Look for books that are inclusive. This means books that feature characters with disabilities & different abilities
Here are 5 books that we recommend for your preschool students:
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: This classic bedtime story is a soothing and calming way to end the day.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: This colorful and repetitive book is a great way to introduce new words and concepts.
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak: This imaginative and adventurous book is a favorite among preschoolers.
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss: This silly and fun book is sure to make children laugh.
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.: This cumulative book is a great way to teach children about colors.
Tracking your preschoolers’ reading progress is a great way to motivate them and their parents. It can help them see how much they are reading and how they are improving over time. It can also help parents stay involved in their children’s reading and offer support and encouragement.
The Bounce platform makes it easy to track reading progress by providing a daily activity report that shows the student’s activity, mood, meals, health, and everything related. Parents can also add notes and comments to the report to track their child’s progress and provide feedback.
Tracking reading progress can be a fun and rewarding experience for both preschoolers and their parents. It can help children develop a love of reading and help them succeed in school.