Reading is a favourite Canadian pastime for children and adults alike. It is also an activity that our schools include regularly into the daily routine. At Maple Bear, we encourage our families to read together to strengthen the connection within the family as well as the development of literacy skills.
Children are never too young to start reading. Even at a few months old, reading helps with communication, memory and fosters a special bond between you and your child. Books for young readers are typically interactive, playful, bright and repetitive.
Given that reading is so important to us, we are excited to share from the Maple Bear Faculty a list of recommendations of wonderful books you can read with your child. These suggestions are for children from the age of 1 month to 7 years old.
Have you read any of these books with your child(ren)?
Books for Babies (0 – 24 months)
Everywhere Babies – Susan Meyer
Ten Little Fingers and Toes – Mem Fox
Where is Baby’s Belly – Karen Katz
Books for Toddlers (2 – 3 years)
Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Press Here – Herve Tullet
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Books for Preschool Age (3 – 5 years)
Go Dog Go! – P.D. Eastman
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go – Richard Scarry
All By Myself – Mercer Meyer
Books for Early Elementary (Grades K – 2)
Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
The Night Before Kindergarten – Julie Durrell
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein