Get Them Reading: Books in English for Five Year Olds
A great way to help children to learn English is to get them fun books in the new language that they can enjoy at play or bedtime.
Reading is also a wonderful way to supplement your child’s English classes.
Here are some recommendations for 5 year old readers:
Curious George & The Birthday Surprise by Margret and H.A. Rey
The Curious George books have been children’s favorites for over 6o years. The plots are simple and the illustrations are great. This one is a particular favorite. George gets excited when he sees that a birthday party is being organized but who is it for? You’re children could be familiar with Curious George through the television series and movies. This will make the book an even bigger hit.
Yoko by Rosemary Wells
This is very popular with 5 year old girls. It tells the story of a girl whose mother makes her a sushi lunch for school and because this is different from what all the other children have, she is teased for it…..until Yoko’s teacher steps in to help her out and enjoy her lunch.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Now, for one for the boys. George and Harold hypnotize their headteacher into the coolest superhero of all time: Captain Underpants. Unfortunately, even he doesn’t know who he is while he fights for all that is good and fair.
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Would you love me if I were a big ape or a super smelly skunk? So, asks a young child, refusing to go to sleep until reassured of a mother’s love in this beautiful book for young readers.
Animalia by Grame Base
This alphabet book is great to get your children learning animal vocabulary in English. It will also keep you occupied for hours.
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