Books that Make Learning Fun

A book that makes learning fun presents material in an engaging manner, encourages readers to think strategically, or models critical thinking and discovery.


Our favorite books at the preschool level.
entertaining intro to the history of math

A Fly on the Ceiling (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

Julie Glass

Topic: history
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
walk into Monet's gardens

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters)

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
more abcs with Reader Rabbit

Alphabet (Reader Rabbit Workbook)

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
learning with classic children's characters

Before Five in a Row

Jane C. Lambert

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
what did Ben Franklin do when he was bored?

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

Frank Murphy

Topic: history
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
count, group, laugh!

Best Counting Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
dancing delights

Dancing with Degas

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
early explorations into mathematics

Family Math for Young Children: Comparing (Equals Series))

Jean Kerr Stenmark, Grace Davila Coates

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
learning with your child's favorite stories

Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1

Jane C. Lambert

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
first book I read on being a full time mom

Home by Choice: Raising Emotionally Secure Children in an Insecure World

Brenda Hunter PhD

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
the family that reads together ...

Honey for a Child's Heart

Gladys Hunt

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
number stories with a moral

Math Fables

Greg Tang

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
instrument fun with fabulous sounds

Meet the Orchestra

Ann Hayes

Topic: music
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
measurement: short and long of it

Millions to Measure

David M. Schwartz

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
puzzles for pattern blocks

Pattern Animals: Puzzles for Pattern Blocks (Grades 1-3)

Sandra Mogensen, Judi Magarian-Gold

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Reader Rabbit and me!

Reader Rabbit Preschool (Reader Rabbit Giant Workbooks)

Learning Company Books

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
math and art make a beautiful pair

Sharing with Renoir (Mini Masters)

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
weekly activities for baby's first five years

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

June Oberlander

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
soft, durable puzzle shapes

Soft Shapes: Colors

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
counting fish

Soft Shapes: Counting

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
colorful, soft shape puzzles

Soft Shapes: Shapes

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
learn to read with phonics

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
flutter and fly from a to z

The Butterfly Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Brian Cassie, Jerry Pallotta

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
a story of polygons

The Greedy Triangle (Brainy Day Books)

Marilyn Burns

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
early bug guide

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Jerry Pallotta, Neil Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
count and learn bug names!

The Icky Bug Counting Book

Jerry Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
counting with candy

The M & M's Brand Counting Book

Barbara Barbieri McGrath

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
tackle potty training like a princess (or prince)

The Princess and the Potty (Aladdin Picture Books)

Wendy Lewison

Topic: health
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
another journey with four personalities

The Two Trails A Treasure Tree Adventure

Dr. John Trent

Topic: health
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly

This is math-mom.com, the website built on our belief that learning is naturally fun. With the right expectation and approach, anyone can enjoy learning. But since each of us is unique, we each must find our own best way to learn. We know that we have found our way when learning is fun.

Here you will find books, products, and ideas that our family has used to make learning fun for each one of us. We hope that it encourages you to find your own way to have the fun of learning.