Let’s read books that start with the letter Y! Part of a good Letter Y lesson plan will include reading. A Letter Y Book List is an essential part of your preschool curriculum whether that is in the classroom or at home. In learning the letter Y, your child will master letter Y recognition which can be accelerated through reading books with the letter Y.
LEARN THE LETTER Y THROUGH READING
There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter Y story with bright illustrations and compelling plot lines. These books work great for letter of the day reading, book week ideas for preschool, letter recognition practice or just sitting down and reading!
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Books to Teach the Letter Y
Whether it be phonics, morals, or math, each of these books goes above and beyond teaching the letter Y! Check out some of my favorites
1. Can You Yawn Like a Fawn?
When getting your child to sleep can be a nightly challenge, Can You Yawn Like a Fawn? uses clinical sleep strategies for a calming, restful reading experience to tell a story of sleepy animals getting sucked in at night. With each dreamy illustration of yawning baby animals, your child will be prompted to yawn along with them. This suggestive, tranquil repetition will have your child sleepy and snug as the story comes to an end. This book will have your child yawning like a fluffy fawn and to settle into dreamland while learning the letter Y!
2. Yes Day!
The simple text coupled with delightful illustrations will send kids on a journey into their wildest wishes. With humor and appreciation for life’s little pleasures, Yes Day! captures the excitement of being a kid.
3. Yoko Yak’s Yakety Yakking
Yodel-odel-odel, yak yak yak! Yoko Yak can’t seem to stop chatting! And it makes her classmates wonder—what do you do with a yakety yak?
4. See the Yak Yak
Have you ever seen a fly fly, or a duck duck? You will have when you read this book! In See the Yak Yak, comical illustrations help beginning readers decode the simple text and decipher the riddle rhymes while they learn about homonyms, words that sound alike but that have different meanings. This melodious menagerie will have kids kid-ding around for hours!
5. You Be You
When Adri sets out to explore the ocean, he has no idea how colorful the world is. He quickly discovers that there are all kinds of fish in the deep blue sea—big and tiny, smooth and spiny, colorful and plain, different and the same. Join Adri as he travels the ever changing currents of the ocean and see if you can find your favorite rockfish among the waves in this letter Y book!
6. Yellow Hippo
Young children find out all about colors, shapes, weather, travel, and motion while they enjoy hearing the adventures of a cast of funny animal characters. Bright, colorful pictures with only one sentence to a page. Surprise lift-the-flap endings let kids help tell the story.
7. Yo! Yes?
Two kids meet on a street. “Yo!” says one. “Yes?” says the other. And so begins a conversation that turns strangers into friends. With vibrant illustrations, Chris Raschka’s rhythmic read-aloud is a celebration of differences — and how it just takes a few words to overcome them. More relevant than ever in our divided world, this 1993 Caldecott Award-winning classic is presented in an accessible paperback format.
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8. Yoga Animals In The Forest
Bear emerges from hibernation in a forest and seeks a way to energize, think clearly, stay calm, be positive, and finally relax before bedtime. As she goes about her day, she meets a variety of forest animals that show her how to achieve these states of mind through simple yoga poses. Each are demonstrated in the artwork by the animals and explained in the text by a yoga expert.
9. You Are A Star
Gorgeous illustrations and a positive message celebrate all the things you can do and the importance of finding your own voice – a perfect gift for readers on any occasion, big or small.
10. You Choose
Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would your friends be? This book supports speech and language development, encourages independent thinking and makes decision making fun!
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Which letter Y book was your child’s favorite letter book?