Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers (67 books)Looking for the free Summer Reading Chart? Grab it here! It depends, of course, on your child. Some three-year-olds might be ready to start and others might be nearer to five when they can handle a longer book. And age four was when it really got fun and she would just beg and beg for another chapter. Ani started listening in to chapter books around the time she turned three, and around four is when she really caught the bug as well. Mercy Watson series by Kate Dicamillo.
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My book lists are personal. I have two boys, ages 5 and 9 and I read to them. A lot. I choose their favorite books and I turn them into posts to share with you. I read these chapter books aloud over the past year when my youngest son was 4-turning-5 years old. My older son enjoyed listening in when he could tear himself away from whatever he was reading at the moment. The themes and stories of these selections, however, are all appropriate for younger kids — nothing too scary, nothing too sophisticated, but the vocabulary and sentence structure will still increase their literacy.
Or My First Farm Book , with its disturbing implication that there will be more farm books to come. Time for some new books for my four-year-old! Not true! Below, their 16 best recommendations for chapter books that will keep your preschooler—and you—entertained for months to come. It has big, colorful illustrations, but the story is told in short-and-sweet chapters—a great introduction to reading longer fiction for kids who are ready to take a step up from picture books.
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Three and four year olds with older siblings might simply enjoy the family time that comes with reading aloud chapter books. His responses helped me fine tune this list of chapter books for preschoolers and 3 year olds.
All published prior to , these are the books that we loved as children that are perfect for reading aloud to our own kids — though older children will enjoy many of these as independent reads too. Some see these classic books as not conforming with modern social values so please do take a moment to read reviews and age recommendations for any titles you are unfamiliar with. As with all of our Best Books for Kids collections, each title is linked to an Amazon and Book Depository page where you can find further information these are affiliate links. I hope this list re-connects you with a story or two that you had forgotten all about and that you will take pleasure in re-visiting at least one of these classic chapter books with the children in your life. Christie Burnett is an early childhood teacher, presenter, writer and the editor of Childhood More importantly, she is a Mum who believes wholeheartedly in the value of children learning through play, the importance of quality early education, and the togetherness of family. First published in