Fun Books to Read This Summer With Your Preschooler

With the summer holidays fast approaching, chances are you’re gearing up to spend a lot of time indoors with your little ones. {Check out our posts on fun activities for mommies and kids for some more inspiration.}

Reading, however, can be a great way to spend those hours and escape into a world filled with laughter, fun and tons of enjoyment. Yes, grab a book, snuggle up with your kids, a pitcher of something chilled and get reading!

Here is a list of books that your preschooler and you may enjoy reading this season:

Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection 

A boxed set of 5 most-loved Seuss classics including Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish, this is a collection that is bound to make reading hour fun and lively!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

A treasured classic, this book is a summer favorite as it follows a hungry caterpillar eating his way through the book as he moves towards becoming a butterfly. A great book that can help kids learn counting, days of the week as well understand the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

A sweet, simple and funny read, this book follows the pleading and wheedling of a pigeon wanting to drive a bus. Accompanied with award-winning artwork, this is a children’s book that will make you, the grown-up, laugh out loud as well.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Another priceless gem from Mo’s pen, this book is an adorable and again, funny tale of a toddler’s trip the Laundromat and then, forgetting her precious bunny behind. Her sweet but gibberish-like attempts to explain to her confused father only leads to a meltdown. The book explores how tough it can be for both grown-ups and pre-verbal children to communicate in a light-hearted and sweetly sentimental way.

Do you have anything lined up for summer reading with your preschooler? A family favorite? A treasured classic? Do share with us in the comments or join the Potty Tots on The Potty Tots Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter and let’s swap ideas!

Post by Prerna Malik, the resident Potty Tots blogger and mama to a Potty Tots Fan and budding bookworm.

Photo Credit: Madgerly


About pottytots

I am a mom of three that was having quite a challenge potty training my third child. I tried everything from books on the market to bribing my little one. As a teacher, I knew that I should have something visual that a little one could understand, so I drew my first little potty chart with the 6 essential steps to potty training. When I made the little girl look just like my daughter, she LOVED it. Believing that learning should be FUN, I added some potty humor and some silly songs and we found a formula for success. When I started sharing this idea and making potty charts for friends and family, I knew we had a great idea for a potty training program that could help others. Potty Tots was born!
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