Early childhood is a time to nurture and to watch your child comprehend and relate to the World. Books are a great tool to accentuate reading and the greatest gift you can give your child is the love of reading.
Exposure to books introduces your child to a wide array of emotions, vocabulary, increases creativity & assists in the overall development of the child.
Sadhu Vaswani Mission's Little Lamps ensures that books are an integral part of learning at the preschool & suggests the top 10 books for kindergartens to start their reading journey.
1. Dr Seuss’s ABC - Dr Seuss
Dr Seuss makes learning alphabets so much fun! Ranging from Aunt Annie's Alligator to a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz this book is bound to make the littlest toddler sing the ABC'S.
2. Love You Forever - Robert Munsch
This book tells us the evolving story of a mother who sings a loving lullaby for her small baby who later grows into a naughty teen and finally a responsible adult.The lullaby depicts the extent of her love for him and the book ends with twist that goes to show that love is a never ending cycle.
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
This award winning picture book, is a story about a caterpillar who has a constant craving for food. He manages to eat everything from chocolate cake to cherry pie before he spins himself into a cocoon.
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See ? - Bill Martin Jr.
Brown bear,Brown bear,what do you see?-this is an illustrated book that highlights the conversation between a narrator & various animals such as a blue horse, a purple cat and a black sheep.
5. The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister
The Rainbow Fish is a story about a beautiful rainbow colored fish who finds lots of friends & happiness once he learns to share. It shows us about the importance & happiness that one can get by sharing.
6. Guess How Much I Love You - Sam Mcbratney
This is story of two Nutbrown hares (Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare) where the little brown Hare usually asks his daddy- Guess how much I love you & the answer ranges from as far as he can jump all the way to the moon.
7. Go Away Big Green Monster - Ed Emberly
Go away big Green Monster is a die cut book where toddlers can turn pages and watch the green monster grow as well as watch him diminish and disappear. It is a great way to help them overcome the fear of monsters and other common night-time fears.
8. Hooray For Fish - Lucy Cousins
This book explores the fun underwater world with 4 friends and a riot of color. This bold and brightly colored book is an all time favorite with little ones always joining in for the chorus-Hooray for Fish!
9. Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
This short story revolves around Max, who gets into great trouble for dressing up as a wolf & ruining the house. The adventure begins when out of nowhere an ocean appears in his room and he is taken to an Island which is inhibited by the 'Wild Things' .
10. Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight moon is great bedtime storybook for tiny tots in an adorable poem format, where a bunny wishes good night to various objects in his room including a red balloon and a doll house.