Reader’s Cafe for 3-5 year olds

This week is a time to read and learn about all things food. Perhaps you’ll read about the foods you like, foods you’ve never had before, the food you like to make with your family, and so much more! Watch this video, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Read Together at Home

Here are some books to read together!  You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.


Things to Do Together

  1. Learn more with our partner Austin PBS: Play the Chef Leo’s Crazy Kitchen Game
  2. Learn more with our partner Austin PBS: Play the Wild Kratts Games
  3. Read a recipe together
    • Lookup a recipe on the internet or in a cookbook and read through the steps and ingredients together. Maybe even make something if you want!
  4. Play “Kitchen”! All you need are a few cooking utensils
  5. Play “Restaurant” 
    • Set up a table and chairs and have your child either be the cook, waiter, or customer. You can get creative and draw menus for your pretend restaurant and even use play food if you have it
  6. Make a simple meal together:
    • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a good option, and your child can even help put it together

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you try any new foods this week?
  • Were you able to create anything new out of food or in your imagination 
  • Is your favorite part about food making it or eating it?

Share with BookSpring!

How did this activity go for your family?  Please share your photos and stories with everyone by emailing them to, or sharing them with us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram with #BookSpringatx.  Also, remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more weekly themes, and you can post comments on other families’ experiences there.

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

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Reader’s Cafe for 3-5 year olds
Readers Cafe for 3-5 year olds
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