Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer is almost here, and we are looking forward to library challenge programs and later bedtimes that leave more time for reading. Since we all love reading on Planet Smarty Pants, I want to share our summer book recommendations for kids age 2-7.

Terrific summer books for ages 2-7 and extension projects for each groupDisclosure: I am an Amazon associate and this post contains affiliate links. For full disclosure, please click here and thank you for supporting my blog!

Summer Books for 2 and 3 Year Olds

Summer Books and Summer Projects for Kids Age 2 and 3
One of our favorite books for this age group is Come Rhyme with Me coupled with ideas to practice phonetic awareness.
Phonemic Awareness Check more book recommendations for this age and extension projects for each book:

Summer Books for Preschoolers

Summer books and summer projects for preschoolersHere is a highlight from the recommendations for this age – Mermaids on Parade with mermaids clothpin dolls from Red Ted Art.
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Check more book recommendations for preschoolers (kids who are between ages 3 and 5) and extension projects for each book:


  • June Books for Preschoolers
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  • August Books for Preschoolers

  • Summer Books for Kindergarten Age

    Summer books and summer projects for kindergarten age
    Here is a perfect book to read with kids of this age before or during a trip to the beach – Shells! Shells! Shells! Collect shells, paint them and build shell sculptures from Fun-a-Day.
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    Check more book recommendations for kids of kindergarten age (kids who are between ages 4 and 6) and extension projects for each book:


  • June Books for Kindergarten
  • July Books for Kindergarten
  • August Books for Kindergarten

  • Summer Books for Kids Age 6 and Up

    Summer books and summer projects for kids age 6 and up We really enjoyed 11 Experiments That Failed. Try your own experiments with this open-ended summer science project.
    Potion-Making-Lab Check more book recommendations for kids of age 6 and up and extension projects for each book:


  • June Books for Kids Age 6 and Up
  • July Books for Kids Age 6 and Up
  • August Books for Kids Age 6 and Up

  • Your Turn

    Summer reading recommendations for toddlers, preschoolers. kindergarteners, and older kids, plus an extension project for each recommended book What’s on your reading list for kids this summer and how old are the kids?

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    3 comments:

    Ticia said...

    My kids all have many and varied books on their lists. Yesterday Superman got several more of the A to Z mysteries, of course he can read them in about an hour, so that shouldn't last too long, but he still really likes them.

    maryanne @ mama smiles said...

    This is a great book resource! Emma loved the Humphrey books - wonder if I can get Johnny and Lily hooked on them this summer?

    Melissa French - The More With Less Mom said...

    Oooh The Kissing Hand is one of our favorites. Thanks for posting. Hello from Sharing Saturday.