Four to Five Year Olds

Four- and five-year-olds enjoy opportunities to show you what they already know about books and reading. Your attention and enthusiastic response will encourage your child to learn even more!

  • As you read a rhyming story, hesitate before the final word and encourage your child to finish the rhyme.
  • Call attention to print by pointing at words or running your finger under whole sentences.
  • Read alphabet books. Point to and name letters, then find pictures that start with the letters.
  • Invite your child to talk about the book. “The boy wants to get a pet dinosaur. Would you like having a pet dinosaur?”

Books for Four- and Five-Year-Olds

Four- and five-year-olds like all different kinds of books. Your child might like funny stories, fairy tales, informational books, or books about a favorite character. Support your child’s interests while encouraging him to explore different areas of the library.

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