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Kindergarten Literacy Guide


Welcome to the TK Library's guides to Kindergarten Literacy.  The following tabs will take you directly to the relevant studies we have conducted. You can find the guides to other grades HERE

Reading for 5 year olds

Five year olds

  • Like stories with animals that talk
  • Like simple folktales and some fairytales
  • Like a prince and a princess
  • Believe in magic
  • Think fairy tale characters live a long time ago
  • Sometimes confuse real and make-believe
  • Recognise some letters of the alphabet
  • Can write their name

Books for Kindergarten

Above you will find a list of recommended books for your grade.  In order to present a balanced list we have tried to include the following in each list:

  • Chapter books
  • Picture books (yes, even for older readers)
  • Comic books and Graphic Books
  • Nonfiction and informational texts
  • Books that are easy and books that are challenging
  • Books that make us laugh and make us think

How did we arrive at the lists?