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Valentine’s Day Books for Preschoolers

Reading Together to Help Little Ones Prepare for the Big Day

Reading books aloud to children, and in particular, preschoolers under the age of 5, is such a beautiful way to spend family time together.

Reading is essential for developing those language skills, the ABCs, letter sound and word recognition.

Early reading encourages a thirst for knowledge – leave your young reading fans wanting more. The more exposure to books and reading the better.

Books have the power to take us to faraway places where we can be superheroes or be dinosaurs. There are no limits on where the imagination can take us, and this can foster creativity in preschoolers especially.

Reading is a great preschooler activity as it stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world.

A fun preschool activity to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to spend quality time reading together and understanding love using books.

Be sure to Check out our recommendations for the BEST STEAM BOOKS FOR TODDLERS.

Franklin’s Valentines

We simply adore the themes of kindness in the Franklin books and find that they are suited for storytime of all ages. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, it’s Valentine’s Day and Franklin can’t wait to give his friends the cards he has made. But when he gets to school, he discovers that they’re missing. Franklin is heartbroken and worried that now his friends won’t want to give him any cards.

Big hearts prevail and Franklin soon learns that he has very good friends—and that he can be a good friend, too.

Valentine Blessings

Brother Bear receives a valentine card from a secret “Valentine Sweetie”, and he doesn’t know what to do. This book teaches Brother Bear an important lesson about love.

Love Monster

This adorable story goes to show you that love can be found in unexpected places. The lovable monster is a character all little learners will be able to relate.

My Valentine For Jesus by Laurie Knowlton

We love this book and there are not that many books that conceptualize Christ’s love in the context of Valentine’s Day. A must have! This Valentine book is all about the meaning of love. The rhyming text and bright illustrations are engaging for the reader. This book tells the story of a child’s love for his family, but mostly his special love for Jesus.

Love You When

Throughout the day we are reminded of our loved ones through objects, sounds, and even smells! This book makes a great reminder to our little learners about how much they are loved.

The Day it Rained Hearts

When it starts raining hearts, Cornelia Augusta knows the best way to use all of the hearts she has collected. She turns them into valentines for her animal friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!

Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

Lilly’s Chocolate Heart

Chocolate hearts are too pretty to eat! Or are they too delicious not to eat? Follow along as Lilly makes the tough decision on what to do with her chocolate heart.

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

You’ll be surprised to discover that dinosaurs say I love you in the same language as little learners.

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