Children need to learn the importance of history. However, we can’t introduce them to the serious elements of history until they are mentally ready for it. In the early days of learning, historical fiction picture books are the best way to inspire interest in history and how life was like in the past.
Are you thinking of buying the right children’s books about history for your little ones? Here are six books we will always recommend:
Ox-Cart Man will teach your child about life in the 1800s. It tells the story of a modest household (father, mother, daughter, and son) living on a farm. Every member of the family has assigned tasks, and they perform the tasks to the best of their abilities in readiness for an annual event where the father sells their goods in the market.
Lydia Grace Filch has an undying desire to be a gardener in the city where she lives with an Uncle who is not really fulfilled as a baker. Eventually, she was able to grow her flowers and bring joy to the people around her.
Chanticleer and the Fox
Your child will likely be thrilled by the life and times of Chanticleer, the rooster that constantly struts with confidence and rule supreme in the barnyard. The most interesting part of the story is how Chanticleer outsmarted the Fox.
Your child will definitely enjoy learning about life inside and outside a lighthouse in yesteryears and drawing close to the family of the Lighthouse keeper. The book is rich in expression and imagery.
In Grandfather’s Journey, your child will follow the story of a man who left his Japanese home at a young age, traveled to California, and fall in love with America. Even when he started missing the home he left behind, his love for his new life in America did not wane.
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
When it is time to expose your little ones to real-life history, this is one of the first books to trust. It tells the true story of Harriet Tubman, who took a leap of faith that helped save her people from slavery. The book inspires hope and strength.
There you have it – six wonderful books that can kindle the love for history in children. In case you are looking to help your kids learn about history, you can start with any of the aforementioned books. On another note, also consider introducing your kids to books about teamwork.