Here Are the "First Books" Your Preschooler Must Read
Our friends at Common Sense Media have rounded up some great reads for your little preschooler. Here are some classics that both you and your kid will love!
Your preschooler will naturally develop preferences for specific subjects (trains, animals), storytelling styles (rhymes, songs), and genres (scary, silly, adventurous). It's not uncommon for a young kid to fixate on a certain book and demand to hear it over and over again, with consistent wording each time (i.e. no skipping pages!). So, in addition to choosing classic books, award-winners, and favorites from your own childhood, you can let your child's interests guide you. For book ideas for all ages, check out our Essential Books Guide for Kids and Teens.
In general, you're looking for books that are age-appropriate, key into where your kid is developmentally, and that your kid enjoys — and hopefully you do, too! Here's some age-by-age guidance and a few book suggestions: