[Bookworm] What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

The book "What Your Preschooler Needs to Know" includes beautifully illustrated selections for parents to read to their 3–5 year old child. You'll find favorite poems and rhymes, beloved stories and fables, and songs, as well as history, science, and fine art read-alouds, all on an appropriate level for your preschooler to understand. Best of all, the read-alouds provide specific sidebar tips to parents to ensure maximum learning and benefit. There are also two activity books that can be purchased separately. This book is recommended for kids aged 3-5.


Favorite Poems and Rhymes—all beautifully illustrated. Read and recite together— from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “At the Seaside” to limericks by Edward Lear and tongue twisters by Jack Prelutsky, plus fun “clap along!” and “fingerplay” verses that parents and children can act out together.

Beloved Stories and Fables—read aloud from stories like “The Three Little Pigs” and the African folktale “Why Flies Buzz” —and open whole new worlds of learning and discovery.

Visual Arts—help your child appreciate and talk about art. Beautiful full-color reproductions of great works of art will foster early appreciation of art history while igniting discussions about shapes, colors, and different styles and media.

Music—dozens of songs to sing and dance to, including “move around” songs like “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and “The Wheels on the Bus”

History—a delightful introduction to American history—from the first Thanksgiving to Martin Luther King, Jr., —with activities and stories parents and children can enjoy together

Science—from the wonder of animals to exploring physical properties of light, air, and water—fun activities that will let children observe, experience, and enjoy the natural world

Also in the Core Knowledge series, you can find What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know, What Your First Grader Needs to Know.

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