Preschool Books for Teaching About COVID-19

It’s hard enough for adults to adjust to the “new normal” of life in the time of COVID-19. But it’s even harder for little ones to navigate these unprecedented times. (Are you tired of the phrase “unprecedented times”? Me too!)_

I found some books that can help you teach health and safety concepts to preschoolers during the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Germs vs. Soap

This funny book shows the secret world of germs and how much theyabsolutely, positively do NOT like soap. Children need to learn proper handwashing skills in order to help prevent the spread of viruses, and a quirky book like Germs vs. Soap makes handwashing fun!

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Halloween Books for Preschool

Halloween Books for Preschoolers

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Halloween is hands-down my favorite holiday, and my preschoolers can probably sense my excitement when I’m reading a good Halloween book! I’ve discovered some new ones (new to me, that is) this year, and they’re perfect for preschoolers–not just because of their length, but because they’re not too scary. I make sure Halloween is fun and silly, and reading goofy Halloween books about black cats or green monsters helps!

I compiled a list of some Halloween books that my preschoolers have loved this year, or in years past. Onto the list!

1. Scaredy Cat Splat! by Rob Scotton

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately, he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat. He’s afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o’-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?”

2. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?”

3. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills

Halloween books for preschoolers by Every Little Adventure

From Amazon: “THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS…with a few ghoulish tricks and treats up its sleeves!  Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way.”

4. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic “little old lady” books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!”

5. Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they’re ready to show him who’s in charge, they’ll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! This lavish reissue features dramatic die-cut eyes and sparkling foil on the cover.”

6. Pete The Cat: Trick or Pete by Kimberley & James Dean

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door. With over ten flaps that open to reveal fun spooky surprises, this book is spooktacular!”

7. If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca & Ed Emberley

Halloween books for preschoolers

From Amazon: “A brand-new monster twist on a classic song by Caldecott Medalist Ed Emberley and his daughter, Rebecca Emberley. Children will stomp their paws, twitch their tails, snort and growl, and wiggle and wriggle along with this bright and bold picture book twist on If You’re Happy and You Know It. “

8. Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Halloween Books for Preschoolers

From Amazon: “The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off the vine.  It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either.  Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You’ll be surprised!”

 

Halloween Books for Preschool

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