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 Hallensleben. Kids will enjoy this story of a construction worker who works at night. Why? The worker’s child is a key part of the story! As “Papa” heads off to work, he surprises his son and takes him along.
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Dp, by Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrook and Andy Robert Davies. Kids can look at the uniforms, outfits and clothes that different workers wear and decide who they match. This children’s book isn’t just informative, it gets kids thinking too.
Curious George Takes a Job, by H.A. Rey. Everyone’s favorite silly monkey is up to his usual antics in this book about work.