Books and Crafts: Getting Preschoolers Excited About Books

If there is one piece of advise that I always pass along to my preschoolers parents is: READ TO THEM.  Read to them every day, everywhere, all the time!  The love of reading is a gift, a true gift that keeps on giving.  Reading will fill children's days with adventure, hearts with joy and brains with knowledge.  Children are never too young to be read to.  As infants, the rhythmic tone of a voice can be soothing, helping a baby drift off to sleep or calm themselves.  As a toddler, reading with your child is a wonderful way to bond, sitting close together not only is comforting for the child but can help the reader relax too.  

Creating activities around a child's favorite book is a great way to keep them engaged in reading.  Crafts and Books are a natural pairing.  As a continuing series I will be sharing Book and Craft combos that are easy to recreate with your favorite young reader.  Are you ready for the first installment?

The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott is a silly easy read book that is sure to become a favorite.  Teamed with an A for Alligator.  Go ahead, dig out those scissors, Elmer's glue and buy a new pack of construction paper.  Get ready for a few giggles and a few sticky fingers!




  1. Hey! I found your blog through a comment that you left on mine!

    I love reading and my son loves being read to! It's a win-win! Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Cristi, Yes I remember stopping by your blog. I will go back to make sure I add myself to your followers list. I hope you will add yourself to mine too. Reading is one of those perfect things, whether you read alone or with someone else its always an adventure!