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Get Your Kids Excited About Books: 5 to 6 Years

Raise a book lover with our quick tips and book recommendations for reading with preschoolers.
mother reading to daughter Get Preschoolers to Love Books

Nurture a love of books and help your kids do better in school by exposing them to reading at every age. With your preschooler, you may be reading chapter books to her, but when she's sounding out words on her own, go with easier material. Look for titles with short, rhyming words, such as Dr. Seuss's Hop on Pop or Green Eggs and Ham.

"Let her choose what she likes, so she'll be more motivated to read," says Kim Davenport, senior vice president of education and program at Jumpstart, a nonprofit early education organization. Praise even minor progress, and stop at the earliest sign of fatigue.