By Stephanie Cook Broadhurst/The Mother List
When my son showed up to his first day of Kindergarten, he told his entire class that he was Iron Man. “For real,” he said. Whenever he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would respond, “A super hero, of course. I’m Iron Man.”
I loved his teacher. She told him that he could be whatever he wanted. She also said that it was refreshing to have a child in class who still knew how to “act like a kid.” These days, it seems children are so over scheduled, which pulls them away from good, old-fashioned playtime. They don’t get to use their imaginations.
In addition to playtime, books offer a way to keep kids’ imaginations engaged, encouraging them to think outside the box. So I recently asked a teacher for her top book picks for Kindergarteners. Here they are. Enjoy!
1) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
3) Dooby Dooby Moo
4) Green Eggs and Ham
5) Harold and the Purple Crayon
6) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
7) Stone Soup
8) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
9) The Snowy Day
10) Where the Wild Things Are