Being a Summer Reader for 3-5 year olds

Ah, it’s finally summer!  Bibi here, your book-loving butterfly friend.  One of the things I love most about summer is reading all I want; anytime I want, anywhere I want!  I can read before lunch in my bed or read outside after dinner. So, where is the craziest place you would read?  How about in a pool?  Or on the steps?  Or in the grocery store?  Ah, think of all the places we could read together!

Watch videos, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Video: English

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Books to Read Together: English

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

In the Park

  • How many actions are in the story?
  • How would you play in the park?

Ice-cream Delight

  • What color are the balloons in the picture?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Summer is Almost Here

  • What do you like to do in the summer?
  • Who will the main character miss?

A Day at the Beach

  • What did the family do at the beach?
  • Do you like going to the beach?

Parque de Agua

  • Have you gone to a water park?
  • What do you think is in there?

Un Dia en La Playa

  • What did the family do at the beach?
  • Do you like going to the beach?

Tumi Va Al Parque

  • What does Tumi play with?
  • Do you like to play with other children in the park?

Delcia de Nieve

  • What color are the balloons in the picture?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Un Mundo de Libros

  • What were the books Sheman, Shreya, Shiva, and Samar reading about?

Things to Do Together

Talk: what is your favorite part about the summertime? Is it sunny weather? Being able to be home with family? Talk about the different types of books you want to read and when you will read them!

Create: Draw a picture of what you’d like to do this summer as a family!

Write: Create a summer reading “bucket list.” Please make a list of the types of books you want to find and read, and check them off as you go! For example, you could add “Read a funny story,” “Read a book borrowed from a friend,” “read a book by a new author,” or anything else you can think of! Check out your local library for book suggestions.

Explore: Choose a cloudy day to go outside and see what pictures you can see in the cloud shapes. 

Share Together

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

  • I learned…

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

Check out these fun summer learning apps from our friends at PBS Kids!

Learn more about making your home a literacy-rich environment by checking out these ideas in English or Spanish

PBS Kids Apps English

PBS Kids Apps Spanish

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Being a Summer Reader for 3-5 year olds
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