Classic Re-Post: Read Alouds for 4-Year-Olds

Recently I received an email from Stacy asking for read-aloud recommendations for her four-year-old daughter.  I thought more of you might like to see what I sent to her.  This list is rather girl-centric, so I'll post a boyish read-aloud list for the youngest ones in your family soon.


Charlotte's Web

The Boxcar Children

Winnie the Pooh

Stories of the Pilgrims

Little House in the Big Woods

Homer Price

Owls in the Family

Huguenot Garden

Emily's Runaway Imagination

Baby Island

Hans Brinker

Toliver's Secret

Don't be bound by books you think might be appealing because your little ones are, well, little.  My friend Melissa read the entire Chronicles of Narnia to her little girls while they were in the bath.  Over a course of months, of course. But they weren't in the bath all those months... ok, I'll stop now.

And do you have a copy of Jan Bloom's Who Should We Then Read?  Well worth the money, and you can see a list of available titles listed in Jan's book at the site of my favorite used book seller.