Posts Tagged "books"

5 Hanukkah Books for Your Young Child

Your child has all kinds of questions about Hanukkah. And you have answers. At least, some answers. If you want to help your child to learn more about the holiday, these books can help you to explain the story and some of the traditions. Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer and Tiphanie Beeke. Animal-lovers will enjoy this sweet story. A rescue dog has to learn his new home’s rules, and the Hanukkah traditions too! Elmo’s Little Dreidel by Naomi Kleinberg and Christopher Moroney. Your kiddo’s favorite little red monster is here to teach a Hanukkah lesson. If your toddler...

6 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving is coming up soon. Along with prepping the turkey and the trimmings, you want to help your tot to understand what the holiday is and why we celebrate it. Instead of having a lengthy discussion, try reading one of these Thanksgiving children’s books. The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross and Carolyn Croll. This child-friendly account of the first voyage across the Atlantic and the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving feast is easy for little ones to understand. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Okay, so this isn’t exactly a ‘historical’ pick. But it’s a fun Thanksgiving read that...

Children’s Books for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day by helping your child learn about different jobs. Someday she’ll be in the workforce. But right now she’s busy being a kid. Help her to get a few ideas about what she’ll do later on with a child-friendly book about labor. Check out these easy reads that focus on workers and what they do. Whose Hat is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper and Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt. This illustrated read is an easy way to introduce young children (preschool age and older) to what workers do through their different hats. The Night Worker, by Kate Banks and Georg...

Children’s Books to Celebrate World Humanitarian Day

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day on August 19th with a few child-friendly books. Introduce some of history’s most notable humanitarians to your little learner and work on literacy skills with this one book-reading activity. Check out these easy-to-understand books on humanitarians and their amazing efforts. Josephine Aspinwall Roche: Humanitarian, by Martha Biery: Introduce your young reader to Denver’s first female police officer. Not only did she help to champion the first juvenile court system in the U.S., but she also helped workers in her father’s mining company to unionize and was called a great humanitarian by President Roosevelt’s wife Eleanor. This...

Children’s Books for World Friendship Day

Celebrate World Friendship Day with a fun family reading activity. Help your little one to think about what it means to be a good friend with a few books that fit the theme. Check out these children’s books that are perfect picks for this special friend-focused day! Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel: The award-winning author brings kids in preschool through the early elementary grades a tale of friendship, as told through the eyes of these two lovable characters. It’s a classic that the kids are sure to enjoy. Friends, by Eric Carle: The iconic children’s book author...

Children’s Books to Read on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was much more than the 16th president. As one of the greatest figures in U.S. history, Lincoln’s list of accomplishments spans decades. Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with a dun-filled family reading session. Even though your young child may not be ready to read (or do research) on her own, these kid-friendly picture books are the perfect way to start your little learner’s presidential education! I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Told through the eyes of a child version of Lincoln, this picture book is a perfect introduction for children in...

Children’s Books to Read for Civil Rights Day

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, Civil Rights Day is an alternative name for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like MLK Day, this holiday is dedicated to human rights and one of the most notable figures in modern history (Martin Luther King Jr.). Mark this very special day by helping your young child to understand what civil rights are and the humanitarians who have helped people to get them. If you’re not sure how to communicate the importance of this day (and what civil rights are) these children’s books are easy for kids to understand and fun to read!...

5 Books to Read for Wright Brothers Day

With the holidays coming up you might be getting ready to fly off to see your family or friends. Before taking your trip, consider the way that you’re getting there. That’s exactly what Wright Brothers Day does! December 17th marks the day that celebrates Orville and Wilbur Wright, and aviation. How can you observe this special day with your child? Read a book! Check out these easy reads (that are completely kid-friendly). When you’re done, get artsy and have your child draw a portrait of the Wright brothers or paint a picture of an aircraft. The Wright Brothers: How They...

4 Places to Read on International Literacy Day

What’s the obvious activity choice for International Literacy Day? Read a book! That said, you (or your kids) don’t have to sit at home reading by yourself. Where can you take a book to on this special day? Check out these book-reading options that will make celebrating International Literacy Day even more fun! Go outside. Bring a book to the park. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8th. That’s means in most places, it’s still warm enough to go outside. Take your favorite read to a shady tree or a park bench. Spend the afternoon reading to the kids...

Children’s Books for World Humanitarian Day

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. While the concept may seem advanced for your young child to pick up on, you can help him to learn what a humanitarian is and how these very special people save, care for and shape the world. How? Through a children’s book or two! Check out these great reads for young kids on World Humanitarian Day. Who Was Mother Teresa? By Jim Gigliotti and Nancy Harrison. Elementary school-aged children can read about this famous humanitarian, her life and her work – in a way that’s entirely easy to understand. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led...