As children get older, they begin to exhibit preferences for certain reading topics. Getting children involved in selecting books will create more excitement when it is time to read.
Preschoolers love to be part of the story. Pausing to ask for predictions, pausing to ask how characters feel in the book, or questioning why a character made a certain choice are all ways to get kids engaged in the story.
For more tips on how to make reading interactive, check out this website from Amanda Morgan, an early childhood educator and consultant.
Below are some are sure-fire favorites:
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Windblown by Edouard Manceau
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
Spoon by Amy Rosenthal