Five Early Childhood Education Books for Summer

Remember those classic lyrics from the old kids television show, Reading Rainbow? “I can go anywhere, friends to know, and ways to grow, a Reading Rainbow.”  The same words still apply today in world of education. A whole world of adventure in reading awaits the children of your future or current classroom this summer, with books to inspire and spark curiosity. There are a wide variety of early childhood education books for children to enjoy. Check this list for great reads for children to kick off the summer:


1. Clifford: Preschool Treasury

Ages: 3+

With a choice between eight easy-to-read stories, Clifford: Preschool Treasury is a great go-to for any summer reading plan. The eight books include counting, opposites, animal sounds and more!

2. Dr. Seuss’ Beginner Book

Ages: 6+

These classics won’t go unnoticed this summer! With five different books to choose from, there’s always a new place to go and interesting characters to get to know in the whimsical world of Seuss.

3. I Spy Little Book

Ages: Birth+

This version of I Spy has been revamped for the little ones. In this adaptation, you’ll find rhyming riddles and picture clues in a full-color, sturdy board book format; perfect for any little guy or gal learning the ropes of reading.

4. The Fairy Tale Book

Ages: Birth+

Fairy tales are at the heart of a child’s reading endeavors. This book showcases the classic tales we all remember from childhood, the stories that will continue to be loved by generations to come.

5. Little Scholastic: Shapes

Ages: Birth+

The wee ones can also get a chance to start learning how to read with Little Scholastic: Shapes. This book helps to effectively grow each child’s knowledge with flaps, texture and shapes to encourage children to explore and learn through reading.


What early childhood education books do you have on reserve this summer? Do they match up with our list? We would love to hear what you’ll be reading with the little ones in your summer classroom or at home. Happy reading!

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Kendall Bird is an Online Community Specialist for Rasmussen College. With her Bachelor’s degree in public relations and a passion for social media, she enjoys writing motivating and enthusiastic blog content to encourage future, current and former students to learn more about their discipline of study. Kendall’s ultimate goal is to generate a positive community through blogging to promote learning and change lives.

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