At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, one of our favorite things is reading to our students. The look of awe and wonder on a child’s face during an exciting book is so special. Whether it’s the fun, engaging writing or the detailed illustrations, a good book is not only good for the soul, but also for early development.
That’s why we also encourage parents to read to their children at home. This provides such a great opportunity to experience those sweet moments of curiosity while enjoying snuggle time with your little.
Here is February’s suggested reading list to go along with Little Sunshine’s monthly curriculum theme, Heart Healthy Lifestyle.
• Candy Kid and his Adventures (Start Eating Healthy Food) | Authors: Danny Calderon and Arnel Millos
• Cook It! | Author: George Birkett
• Cooking with the Cat in the Hat | Authors: Bonnie Worth and Christopher Moroney
• Eating the Alphabet | Author: Lois Ehlert
• Eating Well Just Like Me| Author: Jess Stockham
• From Head to Toe (Board Book) | Author: Eric Carle
• Germs Are Not for Sharing (Board Book) | Authors: Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen
• Gregory, the Terrible Eater | Authors: Mitchell Sharmat, Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
• My Own Human Body | Authors: Giovanni Caviezel and Cristina Mesturini
• My Very First Book of Food | Author: Eric Carle
As a Reggio Emilia school, we ensure book selections are age-appropriate. We encourage you to ask questions before, after and during the book to help your children understand the story. You can help bring books to life and make reading fun by having your children play a character or act out the plot.
Interested in learning more tips about reading, check out our blog How to Make the Most of Reading to Your Child.