There are many benefits children gain from reading. Not only does reading affect a child’s ability to read and write but it can also have positive impacts on their speech, communication skills, and overall confidence while speaking.
The New Year is finally here, so we’ve put together a list of the top 10 children’s books to read along with your kids of our Windsong Ranch master-planned community in 2016:
E.B. White & Garth Williams
A childhood classic never goes out of style. The classic story is a mix of whimsical fantasy, a little girl’s unconditional love, and a noble spider’s resourcefulness. This book is a treasured must read for children.
A Wrinkle in Time
This science fiction classic has certainly not lost its appeal over time. A must read masterpiece; this book is cleverly written to shed light on good, evil, self-actualization and the redeeming power of love.
Green Eggs and Ham
You can’t go wrong with Dr. Suess. Challenge your kids to think deeply in a clever way: you should never judge an egg by its color!
Where The Sidewalk Ends
This book of poems is beloved by young people all over the world. If it isn’t one you have read yourself, you’ll enjoy reading along with your kids!
Who knew a trip to the hospital could be so detailed? Transport your children to a foreign city full of culture and beauty with Madeline, who is brave and free-spirited in her journey.
Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis
As children age, they quickly begin to realize that not everything in life is fairytales and rainbows. This book is set in Depression-Era Michigan where a young boy sets out to make sense of the world and himself.
Antonio Skarmeta & Alfonso Ruano
This story was originally published in Venezuela and tells the story of a 9-year-old boy growing up under a dictatorship. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring perspective to any child coming of age.
In this story, a city-wide blackout takes over. The illustrations are warm, rich and striking. This book will leave a lasting impression on young readers as the sweet story of a family reconnecting in the dark.
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
A fun, visual delight takes children on a journey through nature teaching them to explore the unique characteristics of some of their favorite animals and insects.
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
The sky is the limit, right? Read along and teach your kids that teamwork can accomplish things that seem impossible such as the unforgettable story of how the Unites States landed the first men on the moon.
We believe that reading is a vital part of the education of children. In our master-planned community, we have a Little Free Library installed so that our residents can borrow and share books with the community! The Little Free Library in Windsong Ranch is located by the Event Lawn on the east end of the Commons. We want to encourage the children of Windsong Ranch to explore their minds and creativity through reading!