Top 10 books every child should own
A pre-school teacher shares her top 10 books for getting your children to love reading.
As a pre-school educator, story time is a vital part of my interaction with children. This is a time when imaginations are ignited and a love of books is formed. Here is a list of my top ten; the ones I feel have made the biggest impact on sparking that love of reading.The Cat in the Hat by Dr SeussBuy the book
All Dr Seuss books are a must-have item in any children’s library, Dr Seuss makes learning fun.The Gruffalo by Julia DonaldsonBuy the book
A story about an imaginary creature, bravery and that everything is not always what it seems.READ MORE: 3 tips for reluctant readersLove You Forever by Robert MunschBuy the book
A really beautiful story about a mother’s love with a subtle introduction to death. This story will definitely tug at your heart strings.Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKeeBuy the book
This is the story about a multi-coloured elephant that is different to all other elephants and also teaches tolerance and acceptance.READ MORE: A love of readingThe Enormous Crocodile by Roald DahlBuy the book
A cunning crocodile thinks he has it all figured out, but his plans are foiled with the help of some jungle animals. Very entertaining with an explosive ending.Dr Dog by Babette Cole Buy the book
This book highlights some of the most common childhood illnesses while teaching children about hygiene in a fun way. The illustrations are really funny and it’s hard not to laugh while reading it.READ MORE: Reliving through readingLittle Teddy Left Behind by Anne ManganBuy the book
A story about a teddy that gets left behind when a family moves house. It’s also available in two editions; one has a velvet touch jacket on the teddy which is great for children who are sensory seekers.The Giraffe who Got in a Knot by John BushBuy the book
The jungle animals all have to help a giraffe who got his tail in a knot. A funny story quite literally with a twist in the tale.READ MORE: Tips for encouraging readingBeware of Girls by Tony BlundellBuy the book
The hilarious story of a hungry wolf who gets outsmarted by a wary little girl.We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael RosenBuy the book
An adventure story which has been turned into a poem your child can recite with you. A wonderful read-along book.Join the conversation with Parent24 on Facebook and on Twitter.What’s your favourite picture book?