Books and Literature
Preschool Activities and Crafts


Themes > Books, Children's Picture Books, Literature
Related themes > Biographies | Fables | Fairy Tales | Inventions Kids Love | Nursery Rhymes | Online Story time 

Come and have fun with picture books for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and adaptable for first grade.  Visit a subject to find recommended children's literature tied to activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed.  You will find lesson plans, crafts, printable activities, and related resources. Age recommendations are indicated next to the title, but many books may be used earlier or later based on your own judgment. Please note that many titles are available in e-book format / listen online or YouTube video
Theme Book recommendation and activities

Art Appreciation & Visual Arts
Alphabet

All About Me
Character Education

Animals (or Animal Characters)

September 2017 Pick!



Back to School
First Day of School
  • Chrysanthemum (4+) first day of school - getting along - my teacher [video]
  • The Kissing Hand (4+) first day of school, separation anxiety [video]

Biographies

Colors

Community Helpers

Fairy Tales & Fables
  • Fables > various to read or print online
  • Fairy tales > folk tales, classical stories, legends > various to read or print online

Holidays

Music - songs

Numbers

Nursery Rhymes

Nutrition

Outer space

Plants - Growing Things

Safety

Seasons

Shapes

Sports

Toys

Transportation
Weather
 
Printable Bookmarks to Make

Literacy Events
  • March 2nd > Read Across America (info.)
  • April > 
    School Library Media Month (info.)
    National Library Week (info.)
  • May > National Children's Book Week
  • July 28th > Children's Author > Beatrix Potter's Birthday
  • September >
     Library Month Sign-up Card (info.)
    Sept. 8 - International Literacy Day- UNESCO (info.)
  • October > International School Library Month (info.)
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