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There comes a time in your toddler and preschoolers life that you want to read them something more than just picture books. You want to have their mind stretched and challenged, so they can retain and understand things that are more advanced than simple words written down on a book of pictures. Starting read-alouds early is a great thing, but you want to be careful of how advanced the books are, because you don’t want it to be to far advanced for preschoolers. You just want more advanced read-aloud material that would keep the attention of your preschooler and doesn’t have so many pictures, although, pictures aren’t bad. In fact, it is probably a great factor to helping your child learn to listen to the longer, more advanced story.
When I think of an advanced read-aloud for children and preschoolers, I think of a book with more than 20-40 words on each page, and less pictures. A story that easily grabs a young child’s attention, but isn’t just twaddle. A book that isn’t large, but it isn’t tiny, either. A tool to begin training your youngster how to narrate.
Advanced read-alouds for preschoolers:
This isn’t so easy, trying to find a bunch of books that are advanced for preschoolers, having a great and intriguing story line to keep the attention of your children, and isn’t twaddle. It took me a while to find these books…
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Read-Aloud Treasury
Frog and Toad are Friends
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children
Nate the Great
Keep the Lights Burning Abbie
Thomas and Friends
Do you read-aloud to your children? When did you start reading more advanced books to your preschooler and what books were those?I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.