What are the best types of children’s books should you read aloud to your child?
Books you love reading
Books your child loves
Books that help with emotional intelligence
Books that teach how to value those different from yourself
Books to act out as a family
Books with predictable/repetitious text
Books that expand vocabulary
Books that support rhyming and alliteration and exaggerate each sound of the word
Books with songs
Wordless books where you and your child tell the story together
Beautifully illustrated books
For more suggestions, read “The Read Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease.
Ideas from Rice School of Culture and Literacy