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Book cover: Wild About Books, by Judy SierraKindergarten

Your child is five or six years old and enrolled in formal schooling. They can read simple books by themselves. They still love reading with you and sharing books with adults and other children.
  • Continue to use your local library and make library visits a priority
  • Borrow as many books as you can to create a wide array of reading material for your family
  • Your library offers free programs that encourage young readers—take advantage of these programs
Look for books with humor, action, interesting words, interesting sounds, and lively characters. The strong narratives of simple folktales are also popular with children in kindergarten.
Book Suggestions
Book cover: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock, by Eric Kimmel Book cover: Dim Sum for Everyone, by Grace Lin
Book cover: Mama's Saris, by Pooja Makhijani Book cover: The Twelve Dancing Princesses, by Rachel Isadora
Book cover: Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins Book cover: Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin
Reading and Activities
Try This:

Ask your child to read their favorite book with you. Ask your child to describe the things they like about the book. Then go to the library and find books written by the same author or find books illustrated by the same artist.
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