Books are important to a child’s education at any age. Instilling a love of reading is one of the most important things that you can do for your child. Finding books that will capture their attention and keep them interested in learning to read is one of the hardest things that a parent may ever have to do. It is important to start allowing them to read things that they are interested in at an early age.
Kindergartners need to be able to relate to what they are reading in order to keep them reading at this tender age. The following books are perfect choices for a kindergartner as they talk about the successes that the kindergarten characters have. Each of these will deal with different kindergarten students and the trials and problems that they face and how they solve them. Some of these will deal with the fear that many students have of the first day of school and almost any kindergartner will be able to relate too.
Annabelle Smith, Kindergartner by Amy Schwartz
Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Show-Off by Ann Martin
Benjamin Bigfoot by Mary Serfozo
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
I Am Absolutely Too Small For School by Lauren Child
As you can tell by the titles of some of these books, they will deal with many of the issues that kids face these days as they start their first year of school. If you do a search online, I am sure that you can find lists of books that are about students in other grades as well. Junie B. Jones books are great for girls in first or second grade. Finding something that interests the students is what is going to keep them reading and loving a good book.
Whatever you can find to read to them that they are interested in or that they will attempt to read on their own is a challenge, but when you foster a lifetime love of reading you will know that all the effort in finding that perfect book was well worth it.