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As Dr. Seuss, one of our favorite authors, said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” At Kids for the Future, we strongly encourage all caregivers to read early, and often, with their children. But we understand it can be hard to stick to a reading routine, especially if your child has special needs. That’s why we’re sharing the top children’s books we believe every kid (and adult) will love.

“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon: Beautifully illustrated, this tale teaches children about the importance of being themselves.

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle: This book combines bold illustrations with simple repetitions to enhance language development.

“Chubby Chubby Kitty Fluff” by Meredith and Josh Avren: This story encourages readers to swipe, shake and interact with Gus, a chubby house cat.

“Green Eggs and Ham” | “The Cat in the Hat” | “One Fish, Two Fish” by Dr. Seuss: These classics feature rhyming and repetition to build children’s vocabularies and boost their language skills.

“How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long and David Shannon: Full of pirates and treasure, this book transports readers to another world and sparks their imaginations.

“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anne Dewdney: This bestselling tongue twister teaches sequencing, rhyming, articulation and phonemic awareness.

“Press Here” by Herve Tullet: A good choice for beginners, this book boosts imagination and engagement by asking kids to shake, tilt and press on pages.

“Story Path” by Madalena Matoso: This fantasy quest allows readers to chart their own courses with new settings, plots and mythical characters at every turn.

“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein: This heartwarming story encourages discussions about the importance of reciprocal relationships.

“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak: This acclaimed classic takes children on an exciting, vivid and imagination-provoking journey.

Need more book suggestions? Contact our therapists at 870-633-1737.