Top 5 Books to Read with Your Children

Mother%20with%20child%20reading.jpgWith back to school season in full force, it is important to keep your children’s brains stimulated outside of the classroom as well. Reading with them for about 30 minutes a night is crucial to them thriving even more in school. In fact, reading to young children is proven to improve and help along the process of cognitive development. It also assists with improved language skills, prepares them for academic success and fosters their love of reading. 

But where do you start? 


Listed below are the top 5 books to read with your children to prepare them for academics success and turn them into life-long readers.
  1. If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
    • Reading level: Pre-K- 2nd
  2. The Cow that Went Oink by Bernard Most
    • Reading level: Pre-K- 2nd
  3. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
    • Reading level: Pre-K- 2nd
  4. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
    • Reading level: Pre-K - Kindergarten
  5. Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
    • Reading level: 1st – 2nd

If you take just a few minutes out of your night to read with your child, it can make a huge difference in their life and create a special bond between the two of you.

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