I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Choosing great books for fours and fives
Books for four and five year olds should appeal to children who are just starting to read for themselves, as well as being suitable to read aloud.
The stories should be more involved and interesting, although engaging pictures are still very important - they capture a child's imagination. Many stories for this age group have happy endings.
This is important if they're being read at bedtime, as a child should go to sleep feeling relaxed and reassured.
Fours and fives like...
Most of these books will be available at your public library.