Easter Books for Children’s Language and Literacy Development
Easter is fast approaching, and as a parent or teacher of little ones you may be on the hunt for something other than Easter Eggs. Yep, we’re talking about Easter books for Children’s Language and Literacy development today, and the good news is there’s quite a few out there to choose from!
At SpeechEase, we love incorporating themed books into Speech Therapy sessions. At home, or at school, you might want to use themed Easter books over the holidays to encourage little ones to grow their vocabulary and improve their literacy skills.
Keep on reading for our full list of Easter Books for Children’s Language Development and the different things we’d recommend targeting with each book.
Easter Books for Kid’s Language and Literacy Development
This book is a favourite of Speech Pathologists all over the world, and there are many reasons why! It’s a short and sweet read that’s ideal for preschool-aged children. With this Easter book you can focus on strengthening your child’s understanding of and naming of different colours, as well as spatial concepts.
If you’re planning to use this book in a Speech Therapy session, you might want to incorporate things like coloured plastic eggs (to further practicing colours) or you could even download one of the many TPT resources available here.
A fun, highly engaging Easter book to try out this season is ‘How to Catch the Easter Bunny’ by Adam Wallace. This book is great for kindy/prep aged kids and can allow you to build on a variety of language and literacy skills either at home or in a therapy room.
This book is short enough to read during a Speech Therapy session while having time afterwards to work on related activities. When reading you’ll come across ‘WH’ questions (what, why, when, who), and you can also practice sequencing, inferencing and retelling.
If you love the classic ‘There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A…’ series, or your kiddo does, then this Easter-themed book is sure to be a winner.
Filled with rhyming and lots of laughs, this Easter book is sure to be a hit when you’re on your April School Holidays enjoying Easter festivities.
Originally published in 1947, The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown is a beloved Easter story that children will love to read. It’s a favourite of one of our Mackay Speech Pathologists, Lynne.
Another classic storybook, Spot will take your tiny tot on an Easter adventure that’s sure to delight them! An ideal book for children aged 0-3, this is a great introductory book for incorporating themed stories into your holiday traditions.
Looking for something engaging and laugh-out-loud funny? This Easter book is a great choice! If you’ve got a child (or a couple of kiddos!) aged 5-8, this book is a great option with its many puns and Easter hat parade storyline.
We hope you’ve found a couple of books to add to your Easter reading list. We love incorporating books into our Speech Therapy for kids, and we know the importance of reading at home for building literacy skills in children.
For more tips on helping your child learn to read at home take a look at our blog on reading tips for parents.