Monday, March 7, 2016

Are you an organized parent? If you are, you probably maintain the list of books that you might want to pick up in the library for your child. If you are a "hot mess" parent, then you are probably reading this post while in the library - a post with our favorite spring books for kids between ages 2 and 7. This list is conveniently divided into age sections, and each book is paired up with an activity that parents and caregivers can do with their kids to stretch the story. So where do we start?
Spring book recommendations for kids age 2-7
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Spring Books for 2 and 3 Year Olds

Spring Books for Kids Age 2 and 3 with extension activities
One of our favorite authors when Smarty was very young was Karen Katz. Her book Twelve Hats for Lena is great for helping kids to learn the names of every month of the year. Celebrate spring by making your own fashionable spring hats with your children (project from Buggy and Buddy)

Check out other book recommendations for this age with extensive activities for each book:

Spring Books for Preschoolers

Spring books for preschoolers with extension activities

Roly Poly Egg by Kali Stileman is adorable, colorful, and perfect for short attention spans. Pair up this book with this gorgeous finger painted spring tree from Housing a Forest. 
More spring books for preschoolers with extension activities for each book:
Spring books for kindergartners with extension activities
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett is still one of our most favorite Easter books. Your children can enjoy decorating eggs as their favorite book, movie, or video games characters, for example, make them into Angry Birds with this project from Red Ted Art.

More spring books for kindergartners with extension activities:

Spring Books for Kids Age 6+

Spring books for kids age 6+ with extension activities
Poem-Mobiles by Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian will enchant even kids who normally do not enjoy poetry. It might inspire them to build their own crazy cars and test them out as we did with our LEGO egg racers.
More spring books for kids age 6+ with extension activities for every book:

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Spring books for kids age 2-7 with extension activities
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Ticia said...

Snicker, I vacillate between being hyper organized and a hot mess. But for finding books I always make the list ahead of time, the question is did I remember to bring it with me?

shelah moss said...

Not only did you give us a great list of spring books, you also have some really fun suggestions for book extension activities. Thanks!

JL said...

How about an organized hot mess? I have many lists....all too many lists...just can't remember where I put them!