3 Picture Books To Celebrate Grandparents Day



Reading aloud to preschoolers, particularly in an interactive manner, promote literacy and language development, and strengthen the relationship between child and parents or grandparents. There is no doubt that this activity is highly beneficial for children; they may learn to read better, think better, imagine more richly, and become a confident reader. Nowadays, most of the parents have a very tight work schedule, hence kids spend a lot of time with their grandparents. So, they can do a read-aloud activity with their grandchildren and have the pleasure of spending some quality time together. You must be surprised to know that there are many picture books available that celebrate the unique love between grandparents and grandchildren. To help you out Montessori Chino, CA, teachers are sharing here a curated list of some picture book titles to celebrate this Grandparents Day.


All About Grandmas by Roni Schotter

This is one of the most popular picture books that celebrate grandparents’ love for their grandchildren. Kids love to read this book as reading this book helps them to understand that no grandma is the same because they come in different shapes and sizes. Some are jamming, while others are manipulating and mending. Grandmothers can all be different but they do have certain things in common. For example, they all worry, they are great storytellers and good at explaining things and all of them love to play and cuddle their grandchildren. The book ends on a positive note; as the author encourages children to show their love and affection for their grandparents because we all need to know that we are loved.


Grandpa’s Top Threes by Wendy Meddour

This another gem available in the class library of Child Care Chino, CA. Kids enjoy reading this book as they can easily connect to the main character of the story, Henry – the little boy. He can not understand why his grandfather is so distant and spend most of his time gardening. His mother urges him to spend some time with his grandfather; which he does (“sis and a half minute”). Gradually the two started bonding over discussing their “top three” – sandwiches, jellyfish, and the trains. Eventually, they started talking about the special memories of henry’s grandmother. Though the story begins as a funny account of a young boy who is trying to be patient with his grandfather, turns out to be a stirring tribute to the love of his grandparents for each other and their progeny.


Looking for Yesterday by Alison Jay

There is no doubt that one of the best things about grandparents is the wisdom they share with their descendants. In Montessori Chino, CA, kids enjoy reading this book as it is a whimsical tale about the happiness that says it is great to find a way to recreate the happy past. A little boy in the story thinks and wishes to go back to the past. So he puts all his scientific knowledge to work, from stars to time machines to wormholes. Then he thinks that his granddad can help him. But in sharing some old memories from his past, his granddad reminds him that every new day brings the opportunity to a new adventure.

So, grab any of the titles mentioned above and make this Grandparents Day extra special for them.