Children begin to love the sound of language before they even notice printed words on a page. Reading aloud to children will help them develop language and listening skills and understand the written word.
Even once your children learn to read by themselves it is important for you to read aloud together. You can read stories that interest them but may be slightly out of their reading level, which will increase their understanding and encourage them to improve their reading skills.
Taking the time to read together as a family regularly, teaches children that reading is important and worthwhile. So on those cold winter nights, grab a cozy blanket, cuddle up and read these children’s books, you may even discover some new favourites.
- Ten Tiny Toes by Carolina Jayne Church (ages 0-2)
- Pajama Time by Sandra Baynton (ages 0-2)
- Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin (ages 0-2)
- Thank you and Good Night by Patrick McDonnell (ages 3+)
- Time to Sleep Sheep The Sheep! By Mo Williams (ages3+)
- That’s Not My Snowman by Fiona Watt (ages 0-2)
- Z is for Zamboni – A Hockey Alphabet by Matt Napier (ages 0-2)
- Let’s Play in The Snow by Sam Mcbratney (ages0-2)
- 50 Below by Robert Munsch (ages 3+)
- The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier (ages 3+)
- Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid (ages 3+)
- Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen (ages 3+)
- Hanukkah by Roni Schotter (ages 4+)
- Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko (ages 4+)
- A Porcupine in a Pine Tree – A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas by Helaine Becker (ages 0-2)
- Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli (ages 0-2)
- Little Blue Truck’s Christmas By Alice Schertle (ages 0-2)
- All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (ages3+)
- The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg (ages3+)