For Rising Kindergarteners
As the long days of summer stretch before us, we encourage our students to read and explore books daily. Children love to hear adults read to them. It creates a special time between adults and children.
Our list can be used as a starting point with your soon-to-be-kindergartener and includes award-winning books and books recognized by teachers as meaningful reading for students of kindergarten age. Please read some of these great books to your children and check out the suggested parent reading list. We also encourage reading fairy tales, folk tales, and nursery rhymes. They are a rich and beneficial part of our literary heritage, and they enhance children’s phonological awareness.
Here is a book we highly recommend for parents to read.
The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally by David Elkind
Here are some of our favorites for reading aloud to your children.
- Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Little Oink and Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Why Do You Cry? by Kate Klise
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Lyle and the Birthday Party by Bernard Waber