Hadley’s Story Time Picks!


Happy Friday, all! So about this time last year, I shared a few of Hadley’s all-time favorite books to read. Since then, a lot of things have happened, including her starting preschool! And although she still likes a lot of the things she did as a 2 year old, her horizons have definitely expanded.

Had is pretty easy when it comes to books; she’ll give anything a chance and more often than not, it’s a hit. But as with most kids her age, she has a certain select few that she always goes back to.

Preschoolers are at such a peculiar age, where they really start to step outside the box and discover the world around them. So, just like last time, I had her pick out some of her favorite books and I have compiled them into a list aimed primarily at 3-4 year olds.

Hadley’s Story Time Picks: Age 3.5

1. Where the Wild Things Are

As classic as it gets. We saw this at the bookstore -on sale, no less- and just had to get it. We didn’t know it would be such a hit with her, but we were certainly hoping that it would be! She loves reading this one before bed, and will even recite most of the words herself.

2. Penguins

This silly book is about some penguins at the zoo who find a lost camera. Let’s just say that the little girl who owns the camera was in for a pretty silly surprise when she finally got her camera back. A great book if you’re looking for some laughs.

3.Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

This has always been one of my favorites as well. The rhyming in it flows so incredibly well that it’s just super fun to read. I like to turn it into sort of a rap to keep the girls’ attention. (Riv loves it too!) Had likes to say all the sound effects too, and it’s kinda fun trying to say them all fast. 

4. Vegetables in Underwear

Self explanatory. Ha! Veggies in various types of underwear; what more could you want? This book is great for potty training as it captures kids’ attention and is believably silly!

5.Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Another classic! Although this is quite a bit longer than most of the books Had is interested in, it still manages to keep her attention fairly well. Something about the illustrations and all the crazy food weather that town endures is just so fascinating. 

6. In the Garden

This was another random bookstore find and was originally picked out by Riv. It features all kinds of different fruits and veggies and even has some fun recipes in the back. It is a great book for kids just learning to read because it’s very simple and structured. 

7. Disney Little Golden Books

So the girls were recently given a bunch of these Disney books from their cousins and Had absolutely loves them. Her favorite one is probably Aladdin, but she’ll sit down for each and every one of them is offered. She’s been on quite the Disney kick lately!

8. Go, Dog. Go!

One of my favorite books when I was younger, and now Had loves it too! Another simple book that is great for beginning readers. Lots of colors and concepts that are easily graspable for preschool age kids! And every once in a while, we will quote the “Do you like my hat?” part 🙂

9.The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a single child who didn’t enjoy this book. I mean, a teeny little caterpillar eats a ton of food, forms his cocoon, and then becomes a beautiful butterfly. Plus, some of the crafts I’ve seen based off of this book are out of control- check them out

10. The Dark

The concept of this book may seem a bit scary at first, but as Had quickly came to realize: the purpose is to change the way kids think about the dark. In being one of her biggest fears, reading this book has really helped Had become a little more comfortable with the dark. Definitely worth the read- and it may not be what you think! 😉

And that concludes this edition of Hadley’s story time picks! Most of these books are great for kids just starting to recognize words and sentence structure, with the exception of a couple that are a little more advanced. But that’s what story time is for, right? 🙂

On a side note: Riv wanted to hangout for story time, too! She is getting into books too and continuously hands them to throws them at me to read to her. She’s also starting to recognize colors and shapes as well. Maybe I’ll have to start doing some Riv story time picks posts! 😉

Goobers! It’s so fun watching them grow and bond more and more. I’m enjoying it while it lasts! Hehe 😉

What are some of your preschoolers’ favorite books? 🙂

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One thought on “Hadley’s Story Time Picks!

  1. Excellent choices for story time. River enjoys the books too and is absorbing it as well. Reading to them is the important thing to do. Finger plays are good too. Keep up the work. Blessings💞

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