I am finding the age of about 4-8 to be a particularly difficult age to find QUALITY media for my sons! It seems like they’ve outgrown the more preschool age programming on television, and they’re in an inbetweeny age for reading. They aren’t reading a ton of chapter books just yet, but seem to be getting less interested in picture books. So, today I just wanted to come on here for a few minutes and type up some things I recently shared in stories.
So first, I’ll share some of my book suggestions for the 4-8 set!
The Dog Man series is VERY popular in our house right now. It’s a book series I consistently see my boys picking up to read independently.
My Father’s Dragon series
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Way Of The Warrior Kid Series
Magic Treehouse Book Series
The Mouse & The Motorcycle
The Boxcar Children
I will add to this list as more come to me, but these are some of our favorites so far. I highly recommend putting these on hold at the library and then picking them up as they become available. Don’t forget about audiobooks, our library has a service called Hoopla, and the boys have listened to several audiobooks for free.
Some of our favorite shows right now:
Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?
Bonus tip: I recently got each of my boys the Amazon Alexa Echo Kids edition, it comes with a free year of Amazon Freetime Unlimited, and lots of cool “skills” you can download for your kids. The boys listen to Kidzbop, audiobooks, etc. I’ve been really impressed with it! I wanted to share as a Christmas gift idea!