Best Books For Parents Of Autism in 2023
A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition
Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum
Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide
Autism with HEART: A Guide for Parents with Newly Diagnosed Kids
Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior: The RUBI Autism Network, Parent Workbook (Programs That Work)
Best Reading Books for Parents to Read Aloud to Kids: 0 to 3
The best books for reading aloud to a child zero to three.
These are my favorite books for reading aloud to a child who is zero to three years old.
The child books on this list are simple and have very little text on each page. They also lend themselves to child play and adult play.
Best Books for Parents to Read Aloud to Kids: 0 to 3
1.The Carrot Seed
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kruass is one of my son's favorite books. It is one that he chooses to read every night.
What I like about reading The Carrot Seed is that it is a simple book with an empowering message. A little boys plants a carrot seed and everyone his family tells him it won't grow.
The little boy continues to tend to the carrot seed. Until one day.....a carrot does grow.
The book has very simple pictures, and can be easily read aloud to a child zero to three. A toddler can also pick out the family members in the book.
2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle. You could have an entire book shelf dedicated to Eric Carle, but if you only have room or money for one, buy this one.
The pictures are intriguing, and the words are fun to read because they are sing-songy and catchy.
This children's book is well written, with great transitions from page to page. It even includes a summary at the end. My son liked this book from the library so much that I photocopied the picture of the cat in the book to hang on the wall above his craft table.
3. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
There are different versions of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, with and without music. I like reading the one by Eileen Christelow
I am partial to monkeys and I have always enjoyed the song about five little monkeys. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is a great book with the monkey rhyme in it. It is a very fun book to read aloud.
4. Mouse Finds a House
Karen Hoenecke is the author of Mouse Finds a House
The reason I like reading Mouse Finds a House is because it is a small, sweet book about a mouse looking for his house. The book is small enough for a toddler to hold.
There are also enough animals and objects to play a finding game with the child.
My favorite part of this children's book is the last page, when mouse does find his house. The picture is of the child mouse with his mother and father mouse sitting down together. This image reflects our pre-bedtime reading time: the child, the daddy and the mommy, all sitting together.
5. There's a Monster at the End of This Book
There's a Monster at the End of This Book was written by Jon Stone and illustrataed by Michael Smollin.
There's a Monster at the End of This Book is a book that can be read by older children. It is also a children's book that lends itself to animated play and noise making.
In the book, Grover's voice is loud and soft, and there are many sounds which a parent and child can practice making together. My son is very fond of this particular book.
Reading every night with your child age zero to three will help him or her appreciate books later on in life.