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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Preschool Alphabet Books for Every Month!



January
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr.

February
"Eric Carle's ABC" by Eric Carle

March
"B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC" by June Sobel

April
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth" by Mary McKenna Siddals

May
"K is for Kite: God's Springtime Alphabet" by Kathy-Jo Wargin

June
"Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Ehlert

July
"A Fabulous Fair Alphabet" by Debra Frasier

August
"F is for Fireflies: God's Summertime Alphabet" by Kathy-Jo Wargin

September
"ABC T-Rex" by Bernard Most

October
"P is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet" by Kathy-Jo Wargin

November
"Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate Alphabet" by June Sobel

December
"S is for Snowman: God's Wintertime Alphabet" by Kathy-Jo Wargin

Reading lots of picture books to children during the preschool years is very helpful to build on their vocabulary and instill in them a love of reading and learning. Adding at least one specific alphabet-themed picture book per month is a very effective way to learn the alphabet, and it provides a consistent pattern for language development. Moreover, most of these books have a unified, topical theme, so they will be learning more than just the ABC's.

Do Lions Live on Lily Pads?

"Do Lions Live on Lily Pads?" by Melanie Walsh

This is a preschool age picture book with a fun twist on matching animals with their homes.

"Is this the nest of a goat? No, it belongs to a bird. Do crocodiles live in shells? No, but snails do. Is this the burrow of a giraffe? No, it belongs to a mole."

And there are a few more examples. It is simplistic and a fun way to learn and reinforce these concepts with young children.