Having retold/ written some children’s books for Tinkle Comics and DC Books Publishing House, we understand the importance of unlearning and relearning concepts to help make reading an enjoyable exercise for our children.
Hence with our three part series we are here to help parents and elders pick up the right kind of books for their children to inculcate the healthy habit of reading.
In Part 1 we gave you a list of the Top 5 Books for Toddlers (Age 0 – 2 years) now take a look at our list of top five books for pre-schoolers recommended by the Founder of the Little Readers’ Nook – Devaki Bhujang Gajare.
Top Picks for Preschoolers (2-4 Year Olds)
1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he’ll ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk moustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim… What we love: The breathless pace of this circular tale… will this story ever end?
2. We’re going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. Ready for some fun? Come along! What we love: Swishy swashy, splash splosh – the wild beauty of nature recreated with just a few sounds!
3. The Complete Book of First Experiences (Usborne Books)
An essential collection of nine titles introducing young children to key situations that they might be experiencing for the first time – going to the doctor, going on a plane, going to school and more! What we love: A gentle introduction to difficult situations, spot the yellow duck on each page for bonus fun!
4. Zoe and Beans: Pants on the Moon – Chloe & Mick Inkpen
One windy Thursday, Zoe is hanging her underpants out to dry when, whoosh! A big gust of wind blows her and Beans up, up, up into space, along with the clothesline full of underpants. When they finally land on the moon, there’s a lot of exciting exploring to do. But how on earth are they going to get home again? What we love: Underpants, parachutes, flag on the moon!
5. Gajapati Kulapati – Ashok Rajagopalan (Tulika Books)
Small noses catch small colds. Big noses catch big colds. Poor Gajapati Kulapati had a big nose and he caught a big cold. . . What we love: Kids can’t get enough of this friendly elephant, his colourful village friends and the zany ‘pchak’ and ‘aachchooo’ sounds!
If you’d like to know more about the Little Readers’ Nook, read our full feature here.
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