Reading summer books with your preschooler is a great way to help your child develop their literary skills. In addition, it helps them to build their vocabulary and stimulate their imagination. It can also help to develop social and communication skills. Children enjoy the bonding activity it provides for kids to read with their parents. Whether you want to read at home with your child or are looking for fun summer books to take on vacation, we have a delightful selection that reflects all the joy of summertime.
What Can You See in Summer?
As far as summer books go, Sian Smith’s What Can You See in Summer? is a terrific book for teaching your child more about the seasons. It encourages kids to take in their surroundings and explore the environment around them. In addition, it can excite little ones as they try to spot diverse elements that are typically associated with summertime. It may also give you and your child cool ideas of follow-up activities to enjoy together on warm sunny days. Gorgeous images accompany the text, with strong matching to help kids learn.
Llama Llama Sand and Sun
Written by Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama Sand and Sun is a lovely summer book that’s bound to capture your child’s attention. Short and snappy, the story recounts llama’s adventures at the seaside. A great summer book, Llama Llama Sand and Sun has a great rhyming structure and colorful illustrations. In addition, the book also features several interactive touch elements, which are great for sensory development.
The Summer Visitors
Summer books like The Summer Visitors by Karel Hayes make for a joy-filled read. The children’s book features striking watercolor illustrations and few words. Mostly a picture book, the scenes provide plenty of opportunities for children to use their imagination and creativity. There’s lots of scope for discussion with your child and you can revisit the book many times with different questions and interpretations. The images are humorous too, and your kid is bound to smile when they realize bears are trying to hide from people on vacation.
A Lullaby of Summer Things
A beautiful story for bedtime, A Lullaby of Summer Things by Natalie Ziarnik is an ideal way to round off a fun-filled summer day. Children can remember their own great day as they enjoy the story about a family’s day at the beach and winding down afterward. The lyrical language is easy enough to engage young readers and the pictures help to bring the scenes to life.
I See Summer
I See Summer, written by Charles Ghigna, is brimming with thematic vocabulary and colorful pictures. Kids can follow a family around the garden as they count various things, and your child can practice their own counting skills as they find items in the images. It’s an educational and enjoyable summer book to enjoy with your little one.