Spring Books for Preschoolers
As the days grow longer and flowers start to bloom, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with your little ones and read some Spring books for preschoolers. Whether you’re looking for books about springtime animals, gardening, or simply celebrating the change of season, there’s a wealth of options to choose from.
Reading with your child not only fosters a love of learning but also provides an excellent opportunity to bond and connect. We have many lists of books children must read here on the site. I encourage you to take a look at them all!
Studies have shown that children who are read to regularly have a larger vocabulary, better language skills, and are more likely to succeed academically. Reading with your child can also introduce them to new concepts and ideas, and can help them develop critical thinking skills. Not only that, but reading together is a great way to spend quality time with your child and create cherished memories that can last a lifetime. So, whether it’s a bedtime story or a favorite picture book, be sure to take the time to read with your preschooler every day.
How do I Get My 4 Year Old to Engage in Reading?
First and foremost, choose age-appropriate books with colorful illustrations and relatable characters. Children at this age love to explore their imagination and dive into magical worlds, so be sure to select books that are captivating and visually stimulating.
When reading, encourage your child to participate by asking open-ended questions, such as “What do you think will happen next?” or “How do you think the character is feeling?” This not only helps to keep your child engaged, but also fosters critical thinking skills and encourages them to express their thoughts and emotions. Another helpful tactic is to incorporate different voices and sound effects while reading. This adds an element of fun and excitement, and can also help bring the story to life for your child.
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story
This book Spring is Here is an adorable story of a Mole and a Bear.
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert (2003-06-01)
Planting a Rainbow is an adorable story of a mom and her daughter and the rainbow of thins they plant for their garden.
The Seasons: Magic Story of Spring: Fantasy Magic Stories for Children
Take your child on a magical adventure for spring with this majestic tale of The Seasons: Story of Spring.
Fletcher & The Springtime Blossoms
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms is a super cute story but something unexpected happens and that is snow in spring!
A Windy Day in Spring (Nonfiction Picture Books: Springtime Weather Wonders)
Listen to the melody of this story and the springtime winds in A Windy Day in Spring.
The Very Impatient Caterpillar (A Very Impatient Caterpillar Book)
This cute tale of A Very Impatient Caterpillar is all about the process of metamorphosis and a caterpillars change to a butterfly.
Fancy Nancy: Spring Fashion Fling: A Springtime Book For Kids
Nancy is at it again but this time is a Fancy Nancy: Spring Fashion Fling!
Too Many Carrots is just what Rabbit ordered but there are just too many now!
The Great Garden Escape is all about some veggies and fruits adventures in the garden!
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring is a beautiful story of a boy and his observations of the changing seasons.
Oh the adventures of The Honeybee and how they work through the process of spring.
Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)
Rhyme through the wonderful story of Worm Weather that talks all about the spring showers.
The Wonder Of Thunder: Lessons From A Thunderstorm
This book The Wonder of Thunder is a perfect read for helping kids conquer their fears of storms.
Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads)
If you have a kiddo that loves gardens then celebrate with Lola Plants a Garden.
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant
Seed to Plant is a perfect book for learning the process of how plants grow.
This book The Little Raindrop is beautifully illustrated and discusses the story of rain.
Llama Llama Very Busy Springtime
Llama is out on another adventure and this time it is Very Busy Springtime.
When Spring Comes: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids
When Springtime Comes is a super cute story of spring but is also perfect for Easter too.
I Am Spring: A Book About Spring for Kids (I Am Learning: Educational Series for Kids)
Read this book I Am Spring with your kids and talk about all of the beautiful changes of spring.
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids
Your kids will love this adorable story of The Little Blue Truck’s Springtime and the new changes for Spring.
In this book A Rainbow of My Own a little boy dreams of what it might be like to have a rainbow of his own.
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story
Kite Day is a wonderful ready about two friends who fly kites in spring.
Spencer Knows Spring: A Charming Children’s Book about Spring (Books about Seasons for Kids) (Seasons Books for Kids)
This story of Spencer Knows Spring captures all of the wonder and excitement that spring brings every year.
There is no better fun to be had that playing In The Rain and this book is just that!
Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)
This beautifully illustrated picture book of Everything Spring is amazing to share with your kids and it captures all things spring.
Should a 4 Year Old be Able to Read?
Research has shown that children who are introduced to reading at an early age are more likely to develop advanced language skills, better memory, and a higher IQ. Furthermore, studies have found that children who begin reading before kindergarten often excel academically in later years.
However, it is vital to consider that every child develops at a different pace and should not be forced to read before they are ready.
Spring Printables for Preschoolers:
Many of these printables would go along perfectly with the books on this list that you might be reading to your young learner in your homeschool or traditional classroom.
In conclusion, reading books with your child is a wonderful bonding experience that provides numerous benefits for their development. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy some special stories that celebrate the beauty and wonder of the season.
Not only do the books provided on this list a introduce your child to new concepts and ideas, but they also foster a lifelong love of learning.