April 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm #7671mammycoolParticipant
Can anyone recommend a good book suitable for 3 / 4 yr old boys and girls? I have to read to the kids in playschool – apparently it promotes esteem for my little man and makes him happy and proud. Anyhow, I need a book that will entertain 20 little characters for a few minutes.
thanks for any suggestionsApril 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm #93609JomoodarMember
the kids in our group love the ones from waterstones (and they were buy one get one free recently) the aliens love underpants, winnie the witch, hug!
they are all great, (now we use the irish versions but they love them) especially if you make a fuss about the knicKers and underpants!!
or try get some of the BIG BOOKS, very easy to read as they are bigger and no fighting over who can see and who cant!!!
hope it helps!!April 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm #93613scole1Member
ah mommycool there are loads of books, wow i just love books, i think i asked before on her can’t remember where for recommendations for new book ideas and was great list have a look, think was in entertain the kids, not sure will look…
anyway i find i look through the books and then decide which would be good having to do this anyway for my own class….can be tough to pick the right book…i do a theme and find a story to go with that….
i have loads of books if ya wanted to have a goo for an idea….
there are a few i like, the smartest giant in town recommended here and it’s a nice story as in the end you can make into a song…..
but have a look in waterstones especially when they do offers…
ok copied from book section on here
eating the alphabet (fab teaching about different veg etc even i’m learning)
the big red bath
the tiny seed
thecow who laid an egg
the fish who could wish
there’s a house inside my mummy
i’m a big brother
do you do a digeridoo
tim ted and the priates
the polar express
father christmas needs a wee – funny
my little brother
my little star
what’s the time little wolf
the naughtiest fairy’s naughty new friend
wide awake jake
a message for santa
the night pirates
look what blew into the zoo
scarlett bene (about veg)
aliens love underpants
the very hungry catipillar
the mixed up cameleon
my mum is fantastic
grandma’s are for giving tickles
the misadventures of max
wolly stops the train
joh joe and the big hen
noah built an ark one day
pass the jam jim
sceret in the mist
the old woman and the red pumpkin
my dad is brilliant
isabels noisy tummy
go tell it to the tocan
charlies superhero underpants
lost and found
how to catch a star
no more eeeorrh
the big dark
aliens in underpants save the world
my friend whale
the teeny weeny tadpole
you can do it sam
say hello to the snowy animals
the forgotten forrest
the naughiest piglet
night monkey day monkey
crispin the pig who had it all
daddy on the moon
best of friends
what friends do best
bear’s first christmas
some dogs do
stuck in the mud
the night before christmasApril 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm #93616scole1Member
also more great idea for books on the book section here in books for kids thread…
also what about going to the library they do children’s story time they may be able to advise you could sit in and listen aswell as waterstones think they still do it on a sat…April 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm #93617MaryEMember
The library has great books too.
My ds loves stories with animals, especially scarey animals – lions, sharks, bears etc.
The pictures are important too, need to be very bright & clear – so they can imagine the scene.
My ds loves me reading to him & i love reading – so its win, win.
He always looks at books when he is in the back of car, sometimes he reads me a story but seeing as he is only 2, he cant actually read but he tells me the story from a mixture of memory & he makes it up depending on the pictures. He gets very animated when telling the story. it is so cute – lol.April 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm #93622Taylor5Member
MaryE some gifted children can read by 2 or 3 my nephew is very smart and was able to read himself at 3… he was reading happy potter books himself at bedtime at 5.
If your ds loves sharks, there is a good shark story "Dont eat the Teacher" Every page there is a " CRUNCH" and the kids love to join in with the Crunch bit… we love it here
The Grufalo and Stickman are very good
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