Reading to children is one of the singularly most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver. Kids relate well to stories about animals and in particular cats and dogs.
The earlier children are involved with books, the easier the transition is to going school plus reading throughout life becomes second nature whether that be for further study or reading for enjoyment.
The books can be short and sweet, lighthearted and fun. Some of my children’s most popular stories were short stories that they learnt by heart and read along with me. In fact, I knew them by heart too.
Encourage your children to make their own books for fun. Your child's ideas may be based on their favorite series. This is a wonderful way to have kids engaged with learning from the beginning of life. They are not only reading but writing also.
I love paper books for children however eBooks are amazingly convenient and an excellent option to be able to read to children anywhere, especially on the go. I read eBooks and love the versatility of being able to whip out my Kindle when waiting for an appointment.
These stories all focus on cats. Detailed reviews are below the list. All of these books are exceptionally cheap and good value.
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|Kiko the Kitty Cat: Short Stories, Games, Jokes, and More!||Prime||Check Price|
|One Cat, Two Cat, New Cat!: Ocho and Ono Meet Tiger||Prime||Check Price|
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|Clicker the Cat: Online Children's Book about Internet Safety Ages 6-8 Preschool (Clicker the Cat Healthy Tech Habits for Kids)||Prime||Check Price|
|Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)||Prime||Check Price|
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This book is about Kiko the cat who is also a detective cat. That sets the scene and sparks interest straight away as there will problem solving. Children love problem solving stories and they are great for stimulating discussion by asking the child you are reading to his/her ideas about possible outcomes.
This book is suitable to be read aloud to young children although I found myself substituting or explaining some of the words used which sometimes seems to be too adult, however substitution was easily done. The plots and stories woven around the plots are engaging and this maintains interest.
The puzzles and jokes at the end provide extra value. This is a great little book when a quick read is all that is required. This is a standalone book but there is a series of cat books, so if your child enjoyed this book he or she will probably like the other books in the series too.
This is perfect for babysitters and grandparents. It’s always handy having a little surprise up your sleeve. The boxed set is only available on Kindle not in Paperback.
To continue with the theme I would encourage your child to come up with their own Kiko story. If they are old enough to write let them go for it. These little home-written books become precious and a part of the home library.
Uncle Amon has some journals that are perfect for kids to do their own writing. Each page has 5 lines for writing the story and a large box for illustrations. It’s kind of nice to have a special book. This little bundle would make a great Christmas gift for a child who loves cats.
This is a cute story about two cats happily living together when a third comes by and wants to be accepted. Everyone wants to be accepted and this particular moral although relating to cats in this instance, is also transferable to our own lives.
It's a rhyming story which is good for young readers as they pick up on the cadence of the language and like these stories to be reread. Eventually they can “read” the book to themselves or you.
The illustrations are great and the written description and the illustrations do go together particularly well. This would be a good discussion point with a child, for example, Which cat do you think is Ocho and why?
A great little popular book.
This is another Uncle Amon book. He will be thinking I’m an author stalker at this rate.
His books are highly relatable to children. The moral of the story - Giving Is Its Own Reward - opens up lots of discussion. For young children this is something that they need to see and hear about in action and it is by the example of others that they will follow. Uncle Amon has done it again.
The mazes and puzzles are great and an added extra. Someone who bought the book on Kindle got past the obvious limitations of having a maze on Kindle by having the child trace their finger through the maze. Good idea!
This is what I call a heartwarming story. We all love the idea of a rescue cat even if it's a child's story. Happy endings don’t always happen in real life but when reading a book just for pleasure and enjoyment to a child, a happy ending makes it a positive experience for all.
There are four books in the series. The first book deals with the rescue of Rattles and his journey to his new home.
The illustrations are lovely with a homely feel that kids love and can identify with.
The first book deals with Rattles being a misfit but finding his place in life. This is perfect series of cat stories for kids. Kids get to know and highly relate to the main character in a series.
There's a load of discussion there. I always feel with books that you don’t need to discuss the life out of every story or life lesson in a book. That almost becomes a chore. However there may be an appropriate moment when you can refer back to the moral or lesson in the story.
It is good to just read for the sake of reading and the enjoyment it brings.
A beautifully illustrated picture book with catchy rhymes, both guaranteed to catch the attention of young readers. The book is suitable for preschoolers and early learners but actually will appeal to all ages and particularly cat lovers.
Like some of the other cat stories for kids there is a moral or message behind this story that deals with the acceptance of who we are even though we may at first appear to be different. It is being a friend that is important. That is a message or moral that never goes out of fashion.
This is a clever little book about Clicker the Cat who apart from being very cute has an important message about using digital media. The message is to ensure children know a healthy balance between screen time and playtime. It is something we have to incorporate into children's education and at home.
This is an important message and with children being exposed to digital media now from the moment they are born (baby selfies) it is something in which we need to be proactive and get get through that vital message about balance between screen time and playtime. This is the first book in a planned series.
Great illustrations in this must read book with its clever and timely message.
Dr Seuss and The Cat in the Hat is pretty well its own institution and loved worldwide.
It offers a vast array of different books and book series.This series of five books beloved beginner books is the perfect set to start the reader on a path of reading enjoyment.
The rhymes, the entertaining story and the illustrations are classic and will hold a treasured place on the bookshelf to be read time and time again. Dr Seuss never goes out of fashion. Classic readers!
Pete the Cat has become so incredibly popular and for good reason. The stories are engaging, the illustrations wonderful and children and adults enjoy reading these books.
Kids love that this set of books has its own little case complete with a handle and Velcro closing. This makes it easy to transport. Kids like having their own suitcase. This is a great deal for five books.
The five stories in this set are:
Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete
Pete the Cat: Go Pete Go!
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
There is a huge selection of Pete The Cat books and associated products. Great gifts for young children - Fun and Educational!
I was an early childhood teacher and books for kids still excite me with the possibilities they hold for discussion or simply reading for the enjoyment of reading a good story. There is nothing like the rapt attention of the listeners as you read or retell a favorite story.
You may be setting up your little reading buddy on a lifelong path of reading enjoyment with these books.
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