5 Top Summer Reading Picture Books for Half Day Preschool Children

The best half day preschool programs in Frisco TX offer an abundance of shared reading experiences. They understand the impact that daily reading has on the academic and social development of young children.

Summer is that perfect time of year when we get to spend more time with family and enjoying activities like swimming, camping and, of course, reading. The following titles are a great place to start if you’re looking for picture books to read with your children.

1. Finding Felicia by Laurie Bloomfield and Kari Bolt
A wonderful story about a boy named Jack who sets out on an adventure to find his best friend, Felicia the cat. Along the way he meets several animals who help him on his journey and who teach him about the joy of mindfulness and living in the moment. This story has lots of repetition and vibrant illustrations. Children have fun looking for Felicia who is hidden within the pages while learning a great lesson about using all of the senses to enjoy every moment.

2. One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano and Kat Whelan
In this lively story one small blueberry creates a great deal of trouble. A wide variety of hungry insects want to eat it. Which bug is lucky enough to eat this tasty morsel? Kids count from one to ten and have fun following the blueberry throughout the story

3. Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
Penguin has grown tired of all of the cold weather and snow and decides to take a vacation. Where does he visit? Who does he meet? When Penguin decides to take a trip to the beach, he finds out that it’s not about the destination; it’s about the friends you meet along the way. This story provides lots of bright illustrations.

4. Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Splat doesn’t want to play with Spike. Spike eats Splat’s candy fish and breaks his toys. Splat doesn’t want to learn to swim with Spike either. He thinks water is awful and it scares him. This day is set to be just horrible. But when all of the kids run straight into the water, both Spike and Splat learn that they actually have a lot in common. Do Splat and Spike get into the water? Read along to find out.

5. It’s a Firefly Night by Dianne Ochiltree and Betsy Snyder
This magical story chronicles a little girl’s moonlit adventure to chase and catch fireflies. She recounts how much she loves these glittery insects as she places them into a jar. After capturing the tiny bugs she understands that she must let them go and lets them go free. This story is told in couplets from her point of view and provides richly colored collage illustrations. It is a delight to share.

Apple Creek Private Preschool is an NAEYC Accredited School devoted to getting your children ready for academic and social success in kindergarten. Call us today at (972) 334-0005 about our half day preschool program in Frisco Tx.

Half Day Preschool Frisco TX
Apple Creek Preschool
7797 Stonebrook Pkwy
Frisco, Texas 75034
(972) 334-0005

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