Brilliant Butterfly Books For Preschoolers
Today we are sharing some amazing butterfly books here on Craft Play Learn. Butterflies are amazing creatures and we love to read about butterflies, sing butterfly songs and create fantastic butterfly crafts.
When a child has an interest in an insect such as the butterfly, parents and teachers can use this interest to help educate their kids.
Reading butterfly themed stories and books to kids and with kids is one fantastic way to help improve literacy skills whilst having fun…and a great way to start a conversation or unit study on butterflies, insects and bugs.
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Why Do Kids Read Out Loud?
Reading books with children has many benefits and one of the great things to do is have a child read out loud? But why?
Well, when a child reads a book out loud, they are able to express language and connect with the experiences of others. Thinking out loud and reading out loud allows children to develop better comprehension skills and strategies that will be needed as they grow older.
Butterfly Books For Preschool Kids
Here are some fabulous butterfly themed books that the kids will love! Which is your favourite?
If you’re a fan of Dr Seuss style books then you may just love this butterfly rhyming book by Tish rabe. It’s a great story and full of rhythm and pace.
This national geographic kids book is a great children’s book for teaching about the lifecycle of a caterpillar to butterfly.
The Magic Butterflies is a fun and magical story which little boys and girls will enjoy reading at mat time or in the home.
This colorful butterfly book teaches about both the butterfly and about color and this is a fantastic story to read with the little ones.
The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco is a Great story for older kids and one that teaches about friendship and kindness.
If you haven’t read in the butterfly garden, then you’re in for a treat. This delightful and ingenious pop-up book traces a caterpillar’s evolution from lowly cocoon to magnificent winged butterfly.
I spy a butterfly is a great book to read with the little ones and a great story to read before going into the garden to hunt for butterflies and insects.
This butterfly book is quite educational and helps children to better understand how the butterfly grows and shares the story of the black tailed butterfly
This children’s butterfly book is full of rhymes and describes in detail how different insects camouflage themselves in order to avoid predators and danger.
A butterfly is patient and this story shares exactly why. This is a great story and a good kids book to help teach the value of patience.
Read about Velma’s trip to a butterfly garden in this really interesting butterfly book for kids. This would make a good story to read before you go on your own adventure to a local butterfly gardens.
The butterfly book is a kids guide to attracting and caring for butterflies. It’s a great informative book and can lead to some fun adventures and exploration with the kids.
Fly Monarch Fly, tells the story of a monarch butterfly and it’s one the preschool kids will love to hear over and over again.
Who doesn’t love The Very Hungry Caterpillar? I sure love this story and can read it over and over again with the little ones. We love this Eric Carle book about how the very hungry caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.
Inch by Inch is a fantastic butterfly book for kids and a fun one by any measure. Enjoy reading this butterfly story with the kids at mat time or in the home.
I’ve included Caterplillars by Marilyn Singer in this butterfly book list as it shares the lifespan of the caterpillar who eventually becomes a beautiful butterfly.
This fun story is a great book and one that can help children better understand the role of the butterfly once it has grown from caterpillar to flying insect.
The ugly caterpillar is a great kids story and one similar to the story of the ugly ducking. Read this butterfly book with the kids and they will love the ending!
Now I really enjoy the butterfly hunt story. This is a fun kids book and not too difficult to read with very young kids.
The tale of two caterpillars is a great story for sharing how this insect transform into a beautiful butterfly.
You may also be interested in the following book lists for preschool kids
- Dr Seuss Books For Kids
- Children’s Books About Princesses
- The Best Dentist Books For Preschoolers
- Fantastic Books About Dinosaurs
I sure hope you love these butterfly books for preschoolers!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.