What types of books are best for my preschooler?

Picture books are unique in that they blend stories with art. When choosing a picture book, look for a book with a great story, as well as beautiful, eye-catching illustrations. Great illustrations are important because they not only help tell the story, they draw children in and help bring the book to life. Preschoolers love picture books that are engaging, for example, “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and “Press Here” by Herve Tullet encourage children to use their imagination. Books that involve objects, people and situations preschools can relate to like “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson or “Beautiful Oops!” are also great choices.

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

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