Preschool Reading Activities

Use these preschool reading activities to enrich your child's life.

My husband and I spend a lot of time reading picture books to our children.

Picture books can be read by a person of any age, but they are usually thought of as preschool books. That doesn't mean the words are easy to read, but that the story is told as much by the pictures as by the words. The books below are some of our favorites because they tell engaging stories using imaginative illustrations. They capture the imagination in some way, through the pictures and words but also through ideas and concepts and humor and insight.

A New Coat for Anna
Alfie's Long Winter
A Fiddle for Angus
Bone Button Borscht
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Come to the Fair
Caps for Sale Board Book: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (Reading Rainbow Books)
Chester the Worldly Pig
Emma and the Silk Train
Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books)
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)
Ida and the Wool Smugglers
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (With CD)
My Great-Aunt Arizona
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Ox-Cart Man
JUST IN CASE YOU EVER WONDER by Max Lucado, illustrated by Toni Goffe (1992 Hardcover Word publishers 32 pages 8 3/4 x 11 inches)
Something From Nothing
Testify to Love: A Very Special Story for Children with CD (Audio) (Dove Signature)
The Story about Ping (Reading Railroad Books)
The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
The True Princess
The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau
The Snowman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
the Little House
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book
When Dragons' Hearts Were Good

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Stories have long been used for teaching morals, manners and developing character. You can help young people develop the ability to learn from experience, preferably the experience of others through stories, by asking such questions as:
1. What did (any particular character in the story) want?
2. What did (any particular character in the story) do?

Insight questions can help kids probe more deeply into the why of things by going beyond the obvious to consider things that are not explicitly revealed in the story:
1. Why did (this character) do what he/she did?
2. Why would someone allow themselves to feel, think, act that way?
3. What could this character have done differently, better?

Foresight questions help kids recognize the cause and effect relationships so they can see consequences of choices they may make.
1.What happened as a result of what (any particular character)did?
2. Could (the character) have forseen that ressult?

Books are not only enjoyable, they are GREAT teaching tools!

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