Why does Summer change into Autumn? Do all squirrels live in trees? Where does rain come from? What is “Halloween”? Why do people fart?
Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Capitalize on that curiosity with simple books or articles from the Kids World non-fiction collection with books or articles featuring facts like those about science or history.
Non-fiction books with short simple text and large pictures are great to pour over together and can lead to great discussions building vocabulary and background knowledge. There are a lot of great non-fiction series written for the young child. We’d be happy to help find books to answer your child’s questions!
Admittedly, sometimes it is hard to wait for a library visit for an answer! Search engines like “Google” can be great for immediate answers, but can often present misinformation or information not written at a child’s level. Looking for a quick accurate answer your child will understand? Explore Eisenhower’s Kids Databases which compiles articles from encyclopedias written just for kids! Particularly World Book’s Early Learning is targeted right for Pre-schoolers with articles and short videos. You’ll just need to select Eisenhower as your home library and input your library card and its P.I.N. to gain access.
Talking and reading are part of the 5 early literacy practices supported by Every Child Ready to Read® that will help build the important six skills: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print motivation. Exploring non-fiction books and articles targeting topics your child is interested is a great way to bond, learn, and promote early literacy!
Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.