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Five Great Books For 3-5 Year Olds To Read On Vacation

Posted May 27 2012 7:51am

Taking a book on vacation is an excellent way to introduce children to the joy of reading. With plenty of time available to relax and take reading at a leisurely pace, a summer holiday provides an unmissable opportunity to improve your child's language and literacy skills while introducing them to this wonderful pastime. Finding the right reading material can sometimes be a daunting task. Children differ in their interests and abilities, but the books below all have a special kind of magic and provide great reading for 3-5 year olds on vacation.

Young children enjoying booksYoung children enjoying books

Spot the Dog proves that classics never grow old. This delightful book from the famous series sees Spot going on holiday with Sally and Sam, his mummy and daddy. Featuring a trip to the beach, a fishing adventure and a new friend for Spot, this holiday themed book is guaranteed to keep small children entertained again and again. They'll also love lifting the flaps to discover new pictures!

In Topsy and Tim Visit London the twins pay a visit to the capital city. They experience dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and meet the Beefeaters at the Tower of London. Trust the well-loved pair to help guide your children through their own travelling experience. This book is a joy to read whether you are taking a holiday in the UK or abroad.

A young child selecting some reading materialsA young child selecting some reading materials

It seems that Peppa Pig can do no wrong at the moment, and the books are proving to be a massive hit with younger children. Peppa Goes Camping is a humorous and modern tale which features the Pig family taking a trip in their Volkswagen camper van. Daddy Pig struggles with directions until the Sat Nav comes to the rescue. With lots of colourful pictures and a holiday related theme, Peppa Goes Camping is a brilliant addition to your child's summer library.

This book follows Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs when they take a trip to Australia. The adventure Down Under seems exciting at first, but Harry shortly becomes homesick. Thankfully, an unexpected present makes a big difference and Harry has a wonderful time on his holiday. This would be a great book to share with children who might be a little nervous about their holiday.

This sticker book is a fantastic way to introduce children to the new experience of travelling on a plane while improving their vocabulary. Packed full of bright illustrations, it provides plenty for the child to look at and talk about. Encourage your child to use the stickers throughout the book to create an interactive and engaging experience. Children will love being able to identify items from the book on their own holiday.

By carefully considering some appropriate reading material before a summer vacation, you can provide your child with some wonderful learning experiences and provide hours of entertainment.

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