Independence Day is almost here, and there’s no better way to teach your children about this pivotal moment in American history than with some fun, educational children’s books. At Watch Me Grow in North Las Vegas, we believe that a love of reading begins at an early age. That’s why all of our daycare programs — infant care, toddler care, preschool, and before and after school care — include reading as a part of their comprehensive curriculum. Although Watch Me Grow is off for the holiday this July third and fourth, that doesn’t mean you can’t still engage in some Independence Day education with your child! In this blog post, we share five of our favorite children’s books about the Fourth of July. From our Watch Me Grow Las Vegas family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July Story

By Alice Dalgiesh and Mary Nonnast

This classic introduction to America’s birthday for children ages four to eight takes young readers back to colonial times, when the country was on the cusp of independence. Daligesh’s straightforward text brings the excitement of the era to life, as children and adults anxiously await the new dawn. With classic storybook illustrations and a straightforward story, this book is sure to keep children in preschool through third grade engaged.

The Night Before the Fourth of July 

By Natasha Wing and Amy Wummer

The Night Before the Fourth of July is Natasha Wing’s Independence Day entry in her popular The Night Before… series of holiday books. Much like The Fourth of July Story, though in contemporary times, Wing’s book captures the sense of excitement that Independence Day inevitably brings. This book makes for a fun, simple read for toddlers and preschoolers ages three through five.

Corduroy’s Fourth of July (board book)

By Don Freeman and Lisa McCue

If you haven’t yet introduced your little one to Corduroy the teddy bear, then what are you waiting for? The cuddly, curious star of the Corduroy series of books is sure to win your child’s heart as he celebrates the Fourth of July with his toy friends. Corduroy’s Fourth of July is a shaped, brightly colored board book, making it ideal for children ages two to three. A great little book to take along to the parade! 

What Is America? (board book)

By Michelle Medlock Adams and Amy Wummer

This entry in the What Is… series teaches children all about the symbols, holidays, and values that make America special. From the Statue of Liberty, to the flag, to the Fourth of July, What Is America? covers everything your little one needs to get a big picture look at the United States. Featuring whimsical artwork and rhyming verse, this board book is best for children ages three through six, or preschool through first grade.

I Spy 4th of July Activity Book

By Silly Land

Children ages two through five will love this fun-filled activity book featuring search and find and alphabet activities to help improve their reading and expressive skills. If you’re looking for something to take your little one’s attention away from the screen this holiday, then you can’t go wrong with this entry in the popular I Spy series. To get the most benefit out of this activity book, play along with your child and help them learn new vocabulary and other comprehension skills.

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