Every Saturday in our house, it's the same thing -- we get up early, pack up our cooler and head to the baseball field for my elder boy's baseball game. It's a tradition we've been doing for years and one I suspect that will continue when my little guy reaches the right age.
And while my preschooler would love to get on the field now (he's got a few years before he turns six unfortunately), I keep his enthusiasm for the sport alive with baseball books. Our new favorite title is Randy Riley's Really Big Hit (compare prices) by Chris Van Dusen. It's the story of Randy, a smart kid who loves baseball. Unfortunately, he isn't too terrific at the sport, but one day when he spies a fireball headed towards earth, he gets his brains and his bat to work together to come up with a solution.
This book offers up an entertaining tale, but also teaches kids an important lesson about being themselves and having confidence in their abilities. Great text and visually interesting illustrations add to the whole package.
What is your preschooler's favorite sport?
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Book cover image: Candlewick Press