Education is so important to my family and kids have a brain that soaks everything in! Books are a perfect way to educate and explore a far away land. Here are my five favorite fun and educational books for kids.
I try and mix education and fun as much as possible because I want my children to constantly be learning and growing. I’m going to share my five favorite fun and educational books for kids.
Fox in Socks
How could I write about kids books and NOT include the king of kids’ stories – Dr. Suess?! This book still makes Jack laugh every single time we read it. It’s full of tongue twisters and strange stories. Essentially Mr. Fox is trying to find fun things that Mr. Knox can say. I’m telling you, they’re almost impossible to get through without slipping up. So that’s the fun part. The educational part comes in learning what makes words rhyme. Also, each tongue twister is illustrated so your kids can follow along as you mumble your way through. So, they’re learning to visualize each word with its corresponding picture. Love this book; I’d read it in a nook; even while I cook! Check it out here.
First 100 Words
This is a great book if your child is 1-3 years of age. At this age, babies babble and talk in their own language, and although it’s so cute and funny it’s never too early to start teaching them words. This fun and educational book for kids is great because of the fun colors, and images along with the words. You can sit with your baby, have them look at it and try to get them to repeat the words you’re saying. It may take some time and patience but trust me, setting aside time to do this every day will improve their vocabulary as they get older. You can purchase this book here.
Have You Seen My Dragon
If they are at an age when you want to teach them how to count, this book is a great option. This book is great for children ages 2-5. This fun and educational book for kids is a story about a boy who has lost his dragon and walks up and down the city to find him. On his way, they will find colorful objects on each black and white page they need to count in order to find the dragon. Your kids will be excited to count especially because the numbers go up after every page, and you have to point out the colorful objects in the city. You can find this book at your nearest Barnes and Noble.
I Spy Letters
This book is similar to “Have You Seen My Dragon” except you find letters. It’s a great way for the kids to learn their ABC’s. Because of the fun pictures and rhyming, they will learn what letter the objects in each page start with. Before you know it they will have their ABC’s memorized. This book is great for kids ages 3-5 and you can find it here.
How Rocket Learned to Read
This book will help your child start to learn how to read, and get the hang of it. It is a story about how a bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read. The letters are spelled out so you can slowly go over how each word is spelled out, and how it sounds. “How Rocket Learned to Read” makes reading fun and I know it will be fun for you and your child to sit and spell out words. If your child is in kindergarten this book is perfect for them! You can read a sample of it here.
Are there any other books that you recommend for other moms? Or do you have any books that you would recommend I read? If so, tweet me @MichelleYarn. Happy reading!