Whether you realize it or not, the books we have been introduced to and new books we will read in the future have a huge impact on how we view the world. It’s a great idea to begin reading with our children when they are young and even more important to find literature they will not only enjoy, but can relate to. Which is why finding the proper books to read with your foster child is so important.

Reading with your foster child will help them in so many ways, whether it be in the classroom or in your home, from learning and understanding new concepts and expanding their vocabulary and their overall communication skills. Most importantly, reading with you foster child will help you both to develop a bond that can deepen your understanding of each other.

However, understanding the importance in sharing this activity with your foster child is the easy part. The hard tough part is finding books that they would enjoy reading. Here are some books you should consider picking up to read with your child.


Top Books to Read With Your Foster Child - david grislis

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Young children will enjoy this story of a young boy who allows his creative imagination to carry himself to a far away land where anything can happen in order to escape his troubles at home.

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright

It is so difficult to find books specifically pertaining to foster care for young children. This book will help to answer questions and address the many  feelings your foster children may have.

Top Books to Read With Your Foster Child - david grislis

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Maybe you’ve heard of this seven-book series called “Harry Potter”. I mean, if you haven’t it’s about time you come out from under that rock you’ve been living under! This widely popular series follows the magical journey of a young orphaned boy while using concepts like believing in one’s self, family, and friendship. An added bonus is that once you have finished reading the series, you and your entire family can enjoy the 8 films that brought the books to life.