Here at Yellow Brick Road, our Maple Grove day care center offers a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and grow. But children are growing 24/7, not just in day care. One of the best ways to direct that growth is by instilling a love of reading in your children. There are plenty of books out there for you to enjoy with your kids. To help make finding one a little easier, we have listed some great children’s books here.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Well, the title may be a mouthful, but the book is a delight, despite its subject matter. It teaches a great lesson to kids about how to deal with the negative aspects of their life. The titular character, Alexander, is having a day where absolutely nothing seems to be going right. Check out all of the obstacles to enjoyment that Alexander runs into; you and your child will both enjoy the adventure!

Where the Wild Things Are

This classic 1963 children’s book follows Max on his journey to where the Wild Things are. Since your little one is likely a little wild thing themselves, they are sure to love this book! Wonderful, stylistic drawings will keep you captivated until the last page! Also, once you have enjoyed the book format, you and your child can watch the movie adaptation. Both are visual masterpieces!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Being a kid can be hard, especially when it seems like everyone else around you is mature and grown up. For kids that just can’t wait to be an adult, there is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It is a story of hope for anybody who feels small in a big world. Beautiful watercolor pictures make great use of a coloring book artistic style.

The Cat in the Hat

You can’t have a list of children’s books and not include a Doctor Seuss entry. The Cat in the Hat is a Seuss classic. Sure, he may not be the best influence in the world, and he sure does not leave his new friends’ home in the best condition, but there is a lot of fun had on the way! There is a movie adaptation for this story as well, but it pales in comparison to the book.

Goodnight Moon

Sometimes kids need a bedtime story for an interesting adventure, and sometimes they just need a bedtime story. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, is the latter type of story. This is just one of those books that you will be able to read over and over without getting tired of it. It’s a great option for kids that have problems sleeping alone too!

Charlotte’s Web

Few classics measure up to the timeless story of Charlotte’s Web. Written by E. B. White, this children’s tale will teach all your child needs to know about friendship. Be warned, the ending is a real tear jerker. This book gives new meaning to the word “special”. Once you have enjoyed the children’s book, make sure to check out the movie adaptations as well!

Any one of these books will make for a great bedtime story, or just a fun night in reading! There is nothing more important than instilling a love of reading in your children. If you are looking for a day care center in Maple Grove, then give Yellow Brick Road a try. We offer a safe environment for fun and growth. For more information, please give us a call at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!