Let’s read books that start with the letter I! Part of a good Letter I lesson plan will include reading. A Letter I Book List is an essential part of your preschool curriculum whether that is in the classroom or at home. In learning the letter I, your child will master letter I recognition which can be accelerated through reading books with the letter I.
LEARN THE LETTER I THROUGH READING
There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter I 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 I
These are some of our favorites! Learning the Letter I is easy, with these fun books to read and enjoy with your little one.
1. I Am a Tiger
This is a story about a mouse with BIG ideas. Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he convinces Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he’s one, too! After all, Mouse can climb a tree like a tiger and hunt for his lunch, too. And not all tigers are big and have stripes. But when a real tiger shows up, can Mouse keep up his act? This imaginative picture book is a delight!
2. I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids
This book is timeless, and great to keep on the shelf through the ages. Affirmations are a great part of building self confidence in children. Introducing affirmations early on makes them easier to commit to memory.
3. Manana, Iguana
A fun retelling of the classic tale of the Little Red Hen! Adorably illustrated, this cute story helps to introduce a Spanish vocabulary. It also allows your little one to practice the hard i sound in Iguana – sometimes I can’t even say that one right!
4. Inch by Inch
Inch by inch, a small inchworm can measure anything! He delights in his skills and abilities. Your children will love to seek out the adorable little hero, on each page. What happens, though, when a bird asks him to measure her song?
5. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Gerald worries about all of the things. Gerald is careful. Piggie is everything Gerald is not. But still, they are best friends! In this adorable story, Gerald is faced with a difficult decision. The lesson in kindness and thoughtfulness is sure to be loved by all!
6. Immi’s Gift
This adorable book follows a young child who seems to find small gifts in the ocean. She wonders where they are coming from. Nevertheless, she delights in them and eventually gives a gift back to the ocean. Though a message about the dangers of littering needs to accompany this story, it is so good. It helps children understand the way the world around them is connected.
7. Imogene’s Antlers
A classic Reading Rainbow story that still delights children, 30 years later. Follow the story of Imogene, and the morning she discovers she has grown antlers! It is whimsical and adorable, sure to inspire a slew of new jokes from your children.
8. The Iguana Brothers: A Tale of Two Lizards
Tom and Dom, a young pair of iguanas, come to believe that they are dinosaurs. While Dom is just happy with being himself, Tom is uncertain about whether iguana life is right for him. A goofy story that presents a strong message of expressing one’s true self.
Letter I Books for Preschoolers
9. I’m A Dirty Dinosaur
Stomp, splash, slide, dive … This little dinosaur just loves mud! What does a cheeky little dinosaur with a dirty snout do? Why stomp about getting dirtier and dirtier, of course! Children will delight in this dirty dinosaur’s playful antics and just may want to join in with the sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding, not to mention the mud! A celebration of messiness and an irresistible read-aloud!
10. I’m A Hungry Dinosaur
Shake, stir, mix, bake . . . . This little dinosaur just loves cake! The illustrator had great fun painting with flour, cocoa, icing and sprinkles with adorable results that will inspire lots of rumbling tummies and cake making! Bright simple illustrations, card pages and rounded corners make this a perfect book for the very young.
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Which letter I book was your child’s favorite letter book?