Reading Lists: Preschool

New picture books from 2014! You may know your classic go-tos, but sorting through new books can be time-consuming. These books are appropriate for most Montessori classrooms for children 2 1/2 years to 6 years old (the Children's House); they feature nature, natural life and life cycles, beautiful illustrations or photographs and respectful treatment and inclusion of many cultures and belief systems. These titles may be fiction or nonfiction, but always follow the Montessori principle of offering primarily reality-based information to children under the age of 6 in the classroom.

These books are appropriate for most Montessori classrooms for children 2 1/2 years to 6 years old (the Children's House); they feature nature, natural life and life cycles, beautiful illustrations or photographs and respectful treatment and inclusion of many cultures and belief systems. - Seana L.

Some of the best picture books from 2013! You have your classic go-to books, but sorting through new books can be time-consuming. These books are appropriate for most Montessori classrooms for children 2 1/2 years to 6 years old (the Children's House); they feature nature, natural life and life cycles, beautiful illustrations or photographs and respectful treatment and inclusion of many cultures and belief systems.

Brand new picture books from 2015! You have your classic go-to books, but sorting through new books can be time-consuming. These books are appropriate for most Montessori classrooms for children 2 1/2 years to 6 years old (the Children's House); they feature nature, natural life and life cycles, beautiful illustrations or photographs and respectful treatment and inclusion of many cultures and belief systems.

Preschoolers benefit most from reading together when they have the opportunity to engage in conversation about the story. Ask your child questions while reading, and encourage your child to ask you questions, too. Reading informational or nonfiction books together increases your child’s background knowledge and vocabulary. And reading fun rhyming books helps your child hear the smaller sounds that make up words.

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