5 great read-aloud books for your kids

Reading with your kids is a great activity to increase his interest in books and strengthen your relationship with them. If you have a toddler at home, you can start read-aloud sessions with him. They love to hear stories with loud and silly sounds. You can start reading to your kids at bedtime and slowly gradually it will become a habit. Reading aloud helps children develop their cognitive skills, vocabulary, and language skills and induces reading and writing skills. Librarians of Montessori Monrovia, CA have shared a curated list of great read-aloud books for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C.Moore

In this famous picture book, we meet Jack Skellington – a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloween land. He is bored of “the scaring, the terror, the fright – tired of being something that goes bump in the night.” So, to bring joy to his town, he kidnaps Santa and replaces him as the jolly old elf. But instead of bringing joy, he brings fear by delivering creepy toys and riding a sleigh carried by skeletal reindeer. In the end, the book shows that Jack learns the true meaning of Christmas.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This is one of the most illustrative and informative books for children between the ages group of 2 to 5. The book tells the story of a caterpillar dissecting the pangs and toils of his life. The language of the book is very simple and this has been specially done so that the children feel encouraged to read the book by themselves.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

In Montessori Monrovia, CA kids love reading this book as through beautiful words and evocative illustrations, the book shows the selfless love between a boy and an apple tree. Throughout the boy’s life, the apple tree provides fruits to him, but on growing up, he realizes that there is more to the tree than just the fruits. This book offers a beautiful interpretation of the joy of giving along with the serene acceptance of nothing but love in return.

Noddy Goes Vroom by Enid Blyton

Noddy is the most popular and enduring creation from one of this century’s most successful children’s authors. He loves driving around in his shiny car, flying through the air in his plane and helicopter and whizzing through the surf on his JetSki. Kids love joining Noddy and his friends as they go vroom all around the Toyland.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

This book is very famous among the kids of Montessori Monrovia, CA. The main character of this story, Heidi is an orphaned girl and is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Alps. Soon she starts loving the mountains. When she is taken to Frankfurt, her homesickness and anew friendship with a disabled girl Clara lead to an extraordinary turn of events. With a cushioned cover, elegant design, and a ribbon marker, this book will make a gift to be cherished and shared again and again.
Pick any book from the list and start reading it to your children. This activity will help them to imagine new things and learn new words.