We read a lot of nonfiction books around here. The girls always have animals they want to learn more about, places they want to see on the map, and more “Why?” questions than I could ever answer! Plus, I think learning how to read for information is a really important skill that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.
Whenever we go to the library, we pick up a few books that the girls are interested in. Lately, we’ve been bringing home a lot of children’s atlases and books about polar animals and birds. Sometimes, we grab some nonfiction books that are seasonally appropriate – I’ve been grabbing a few extra plant and insect books to get ready for spring!
Here’s a few of our favorite nonfiction series to get you started:
When you are enjoying nonfiction books together, point out features of the book, such as captions, table of contents, index, glossary, etc. Learning what these features are for, and how to use them, will help your kids learn how to learn from books!
Do you read nonfiction with your preschooler or young child? What kinds of books get your kids excited to learn new things and ask questions?