33 eBooks to Help Your Elementary Student in School
Whether we’re parents of elementary students or the teachers of them, we have one common goal when it comes to the youngsters. And that goal is simple: we want them to succeed. We also want them to be happy and healthy in doing so. Thankfully, there are a hosts of resources that we can use to make it happen.
We can search for articles, ask others for advice or even take part in online forums to get new and different takes on problems, situations or issues that may arise. But, there are also a trove of eBooks that will give you even quicker instant gratification than all that.
If you’re someone who’s looking to help the children in your life become even more successful at school, then this list of 33 eBooks may be the push you need to make that support even stronger. Let’s have a look!
Why Use These Books?
Now, before we dive into the list, why are you even needing to use these books?
From helping to create an even better foundation for reading or learning new ways to teach your kids about anti-bullying techniques, we’ve covered a large arena of possible “problems” that may come up at this age – which is around 5-10 years old.
These ages are tender and important for helping to develop confidence, high self-esteem and pride in their work. And it’s important that the adults around them help to support and guide them throughout all trials and tribulations.
Whether this book is used in the classroom or at home, kiddos will get huge benefits out of each of its 180 read-alouds. There are a variety of real-life situations children will listen to or read about inside that have to deal with reflections of character and decision-making. And every scenario creates a new talking point for parents, teachers and kids to participate in.
Created for teachers but used by parents as well, Teaching Reading in Today’s Elementary Schools is a great tool for those that want to give their kids a push in the right direction. Learn how to teach children to recognize words, comprehend, and enjoy it too! This book is made to help instructors turn around and help the youth.
Whether you’re an art teach revamping his/her curriculum or a parent that wants to bring some creative activities into your summertime routine with the kids, this book will help amp up the fun and the learning too! There are so many projects inside to incorporate into a classroom or on a rainy day at home. From watercolors to printmaking techniques, there’s a lot to explore.
Perfect for parents that want to love extra-well on their children, New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell brings us The 5 Love Languages of Children. Learn how to speak to a child’s love language in a way he/she can understand it. From discovering your child’s own love language to using it to correct and discipline more effectively, you’ll love the new dynamic this book can bring to the family.
This interactive handbook can be done together, by students and teachers or with their parents! Learn how to navigate social pressures and become more successful in school by incorporating new routines into one’s day. This guide helps mentors of younger students make it happen.
Success starts at home and it’s important that families can talk about school work at the table. Bring math home with this book and watch as the entire family comes together to play! Filled with tips, tricks and techniques for those helping their children to sharpen their math skills.
Don’t Forget To Write offers up 50 new and creative writing lesson plans for students to dive into. Ranging from goofy to music and mysteries, there are even some celebrities that chimed in and offered up some prompts too – Judd Apatow and Lemony Snicket to name a couple. Lessons are even linked to Common Core Standards making it even easier to incorporate into a teacher’s curriculum.
Go the fun route and teach the kids about fractions and percents with a great story! It’s all about a boy who loves math and stays dirty because he doesn’t take a bath. And you get a free companion workbook with the book’s purchase.
Perfect for grades 2-5, Giggle Poetry will certainly have all of the kiddos giggling. These lessons are silly and fun but they’re made to help growing readers have better and brighter confidence when it’s their turn to read aloud. Use it at home or in the classroom!
Although children are growing up in a technological age, with all information coming easily at a push of a button, it’s imperative that they know how to research on their own as well. And this dictionary will have curious minds looking up new words the “old-fashioned way.” This one is specifically designed to grab a and hold a child’s attention too with its many diagrams and illustrations inside.
It seems like no one ever gets enough Native American History out of the classroom and with this eBook you’ll get to bring even more learning opportunities to the kids. This guide offers up an in depth history of the indigenous people as well as 21 activities for children to participate in. There’s everything from making beef jerky to planting a Three Sisters Garden that they’ll be exciting to do and learn about.
If your kiddo is a bit worried about school, have them read this book with you. Follow along as this little guy teaches us not to be scared and passes down wisdom he’s accumulated all the way into his 6th grade year. He’ll teach all students how to “rule the school!”
Aimed at ages 6 – 9, Forces encourages kids to observe and think about the forces that they see and experience everyday. From gravity to magnetism, these basic concepts are identified and understood a bit better with the help of this book. There’s even some quick experiments thrown inside too so it becomes an interactive learning experience!
Have the kids get up and get involved with their social studies lessons. Within this book, you’ll find a trove of different activities they get to participate in and feel more connected to what they’re learning. And there’s something for each social studies category inside including: geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and interdisciplinary.
Within this book, you’ll learn about Stephen R. Covey’s leadership program for kids. With his 7 habits, readers will be taught how to implement them to help improve their children’s life making them become more successful, goal-oriented, and effective leaders. Whether you’re a teacher wanting to incorporate some of these thoughts into the classroom or parents that want to start a good foundation at home, it’s a tool that’s perfect for all kinds of mentors.
Give your new 2nd grader a boost with this compilation of poems! Silly, funny and giggle-inducing, every part of the new school is highlighted inside. From trying out for the school play to Christmastime, the entire year is covered.
Put down the electronics and have the kids get moving! Within this book, you get 303 kid-approved activities that will lighten the mood and keep the mind clear and focused. Use them for breaks within the classroom or at home between all of the hustle and bustle.
Have a kiddo that needs extra work or challenges? Well, this book will definitely do the trick! Inside you’ll find a variety of new and exciting ways to success in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Set up a circuit, race juice cans or build a bridge; the possibilities are nearly endless.
Open your mind and let the creativity run out. That’s what we should be pushing our children to do, be free in their thought process, and free in their artistic abilities. Art Workshop helps us cultivate that. There are tons of art projects inside to choose from and dive into.
As we mentioned previously, success starts at home. Give your children a head start by working with them before they walk into school in the new year. This book breaks down Common Core Standards and allows you to present material to your child in a way that has them prepped and ready for first grade.
Similar to Forces above, Energy will have children discovering all the ways in which we use it! Physical science is introduced in a fun, easy-to-learn way throughout illustrations and real-world connections. Kids will walk away feeling more confident in science and with even more curiosity.
Again, perfect for teachers but can easily be used by parents at home, this book is a beginning guide to teaching language to young students. This particular book is Level 1 and coincides with First Grade (other levels can be purchased as well). There are even scripted lessons inside to help out with daily plans!
Here’s another fun story with a great lesson inside for the kids to learn from. About friendships and the trials and tribulations that involve cafeteria seating, check out this book to have your children learn a bit more about how to treat our friends in real-life scenarios.
Another book that will provide confidence and better language skills, both teachers and parents alike are using it. Whether you begin the reading aloud portions or sit alongside your child as they dive in, there’s a lot to explore and gain from any of the pieces. Enlighten the imagination and create a foundation and love for reading.
The foundation to our language skills and learning begins at an early age and with this book our K-2 learners will get a level-up! Including strategies and lessons to incorporate both in and out of the classroom, Reading Writing and Talk is a great book for focusing on oral language, reading and writing development.
There’s also a beautiful diversity found inside the book making it more relatable to a variety of children.
Bullying is a real issue and it can start in elementary school among our youngest of students. With this poem, you’ll follow along with a victim of bullying and watch as he finds strength in its trial. It’s a beautiful, uplifting piece that small ones will enjoy.
Here’s another story that kids can enjoy on their own if they choose and will teach them a thing or two while they’re at it. Perfect for “new kids,” read along as McKenzie Mason becomes that new kid after transferring schools. This is a relatable story for young children that want to rise above their fears and overcome challenges.
There are so many people that aren’t taught proper penmanship. There are adults that can’t even sign their own name. So, whether it’s taught in schools or not, this book will help handwriting – and cursive lettering – come full circle. Start young and watch their skill blossom!
Are you feeling like you need a boost in the parenting department? If your children are elementary age, this book will most certainly give you the push you’re craving. It’s a collection of tips and advice that can help both parents and teachers create a beautiful foundation for the kids to thrive from.
Why not teach them young? Ken Ludwig, author, helps parents and teachers learn how to implement a basic understanding and passion for Shakespeare’s work. Inside you’ll find methods that worked for his own children and will have you and your own inspired and having fun along the way.
As a parent, it’s your responsibility before anyone else’s to make sure your child is successful. And with this book, you’ll help them be at the top of their game in the math department. Featuring projects, games, activities that you can participate in with your kids, you’ll be sharpening their math skills while having fun together!
An inspiring way to ignite the imagination and mind of young ones, the Notable Notebook will have children sketching their observations and questions just like Galileo did. The book provides users with four steps to starting their own notebook and gives small biographies of many famous scientists too!
And finally, Beatrice Bottomwell is a 9-year-old gal who has never, not once, made a mistake. Read along as she makes her very first one and learns how to cope with it. At the end of the story, readers will be able to feel as free as Beatrice. It’s okay to not be perfect, just learn from your mistakes and move on!