Readers Write

Favorite Books to Read With Young Children

by Naomi Krueger

Books help young children develop language and learn their colors and shapes, how to count, and how to identify animals. Books teach empathy and problem solving skills. They help foster active imaginations and prepare kids for various situations they will encounter out in the world as they grow. For this Readers Write column, we asked readers what they look for in children’s books, why reading with young children matters to them, and to share their favorite books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. […]