5 Types of Books Best for Preschool Age Kids

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Whether they are leafing through the pages of educational material or colouring their favorite cartoon characters, children learn a lot through books. Parents have now introduced books even before their kids are dropped off at daycare or preschool.

Children’s books are a proven method for learning, be it in the classroom, out of school or right in the comforts of home. But of course, there are certain types of books that work better than others in boosting your children’s intelligence.

Board Books

The simplest of preschool books facilitate learning among infants and toddlers. Such is the case for board books, marketed to little boys and girls ages 3 and below. As fundamental preschool learning books, they are designed in such a way that babies will find them easy to hold.

Typically, board books present one word per page or a few, very simple sentences at most. The letters of the alphabet, numbers one to 10 and colours of the rainbow are prominent early learning concepts. Nursery rhyme books can come in the form of board books as well.

To ignite their senses, some board books have interactive features to further engage kids. These can be textured “touch and feel” sections to pop-outs and pull-tabs. Some even have sound effects and word pronunciation installed.

Activity Books

Joining the ranks of beloved kindergarten books are activity books. These run the gamut in terms of difficulty and design. WIth so many possibilities, you can guarantee that kids will always have a challenge in store for them.

Word search puzzles, spot the difference, connect the dots, mazes and the like all teach them observational and analytic skills. It also instills in them a healthy dose of competitiveness.

Picture Books

Capturing the attention of tiny tots, picture books highlight bright and fun imagery. This form of children’s literature is one of the most popular preschool books in Sydney. Subjects range from detailing family life and experiencing animal adventures to identifying feelings and celebrating holidays.

Kids story books that are illustrated also fall under this category. They contain simple enough plots that children ages 4 to 6 can easily follow.

Sticker Books
One of the most exciting kids books, sticker books possess an appeal that will never fade. Peeling stickers and posting them on another surface actually helps develop abilities. You get motor skills and hand coordination as you pull up the edge of a sticker and pin them on without it getting stuck on your fingers.

Series Books

Turn wide-eyed youngsters into voracious little readers with books in a series. Over the years, many authors have expanded their children’s collection by continuously adding more titles. Sometimes, these come in a boxed set perfect for reading in school or bedtime storytelling.

Most schools make sure to stock up on preschool reading books written by the same author and/or illustrated by the same artist. The idea is that once children get to know the core characters, they will want to keep following them on their next adventure. Make sure that you pick a preschool that has a well-stocked library.

At The Berry Patch, our ever-growing library features popular children’s books. We showcase classics that have stood the test of time as well as new titles that will surely become favorites. Enquire now by contacting any of our offices.