Books and Activities for a Five-Year-Old
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- Read a book and do a related activity to extend the book experience for your child!
- Read The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins, then bake some cookies and count them.
- Read Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, then visit a park.
- Read The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer, then visit your local nature center.
- Read Yoko, by Rosemary Wells or Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes, then visit your new school.
- Read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, then take a bus ride.
- Read Feast for Ten by Cathryn Falwell, then go grocery shopping.
- Read How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, then visit a science museum.
- Read Strega Nona, by Tomie DePaola or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, then make and eat a spaghetti dinner.
- Read The Saturday Escape by Daniel Mahoney when you visit the library.
- Read The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, by Steven Kroll, then visit the produce section of your grocery store or a farmers’ market.
- Read I Spy: an Alphabet in Art, devised and selected by Lucy Micklethwait, then visit an art museum.
- Read Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitsgerald Howard, then try on all the hats you have at home.
- Read Feathers for Lunch, by Lois Ehlert, then look go on a walk to look for birds.
- Read Diez Deditos/ Ten Little Fingers by Jose-Luis Orzco then sing a song.
- Read Guess Whose Shadow by Stephen Swineburn then go out in the sunshine!
- Read If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff then get a muffin at the bakery.
Longer books to read aloud to a five-year-old:
- Read My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett and eat some tangerines.
- Read Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and go to the State Fair to look at animals.
- Read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and eat a fresh, juicy peach.