50 Favorite Books Every 5 Year Old Should Read
Do you remember learning to read? Do you remember the first stories you read as a child with your parents? I remember my favorite story as a child, Green Eggs & Ham, my mom must have read it to me hundreds of times, because I memorized nearly every word. Even now, more than 30 years later I can still remember many of the passages from this wonderful book and when I quote the lines with my children. They just laugh.
Learning to read is one the most important skills your child will learn in school (and maybe start learning before they start school). We can inspire our children to love reading even before they are able to read the words in the story by reading great stories with them when they are young.
This special list of 50 books to read before you are 5 includes many of my personal favorite books from my childhood and new books I have found and read with my children many times. Reading these books together you will laugh, you will learn and you will grow your bond with your child.
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50 Books Every Child Should Read Before They Are 5
15. The Gruffalo
17. Goodnight Moon
29. Momma, Will You?
34. I Wish You More
39. The Mine-o-saur
45. I Prayed for You
46. God Gave Us You
These books are all so much fun to read and will build the foundation for your child to love reading all their life.
Start good reading habits when your children are small. Read every day at the same time like right before bed or naptime. As your child develops reading skills, encourage them to choose their favorite books to read.
What’s your child’s favorite book? How many times have you read it together?