Classic books for 4 year olds
13 Must-Have Books for 4-Year-Olds | BrightlyFor some children this involves starting with basic books with simpler and fewer words; while others take to reading with speedy gusto, zipping through picture books and straight onto chapter books. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. The topics are age-old — friendship, truth and the quest for knowledge. But the humour, illustrations and poo jokes are bang up to date.
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But no matter how many shiny, new titles she inherits, these are the books she loves and I love to read over and over again. This sweet tale makes for an excellent lesson on friendship and the comfort of home. If your four-year-old spends any time with the grandparents, these books are a must. I love the way they flip the babysitting duties from child to adult, and they always get my daughter cracking up. This story is all about a girl trying to make the best of her very lazy pet sloth. At its core, this book is all about accepting individuals for who they are. Richard Scarry is a favorite in our house and this particular title really delivers.
So what books for 4-year-olds are appropriate in this in-between time of not quite being toddlers anymore and not quite ready for school? I am incredibly lucky to have a kid who likes reading and spending time in the library, even if it is for the ready-made train set while I scour the picture books and pull things out that look diverse and interesting. However, this time between toddlerhood and elementary school is perfect for experimentation and exploration when it comes to books. Here are some books for 4-year-olds that are challenging and entertaining for little minds who are getting ready for Kindergarten and finding out who they are in this big crazy world. With a curtain as a mermaid tail and a potted plant as a head dress, what will his abuela think? But we still do it. This book is a story about going to school and the power of sharing your story.
This is probably the most difficult age to choose for. There has been a huge boom in books for this age group; but sadly a very high proportion are not about reading but about learning to read, which is something entirely different.
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You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. Out in June but available to pre-order now, this is sure to be a smash hit with the older end of the preschool market. Buy now.
There are all sorts of colourful, quirky books available that little ones will adore - and so will their parents! Browse this list of our very favourites, from timeless tales like We're Going on a Bear Hunt to brand new adventures like Gordon's Great Escape. This beautiful children's classic features fun sing-song verse and stunning pictures by brilliant illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. It follows a family going on a walk, squelching through mud and splashing through puddles, in search of a bear! But will they be prepared for the surprise that awaits them in the cave? Kids will love this engaging story.