Want to encourage your child’s interest in meteorology? Here are top weather books for kids sure to learn about climate and seasons.
My son is obsessed with checking my phone, but not because he wants to see the latest app or game. Every morning, he checks to see… the weather.
He likes to know when we’re going to have a rainy day, the highs and lows for the day, or the day’s humidity. He’ll check if our mornings will start with heavy fog, and if so, the time of day when it’ll finally lift. And he’ll give us the precise hour when sunrise and sunset happen, as well as the different types of clouds we’re going to have.
Then, he’ll write this information on a dry erase board, which has come in handy for the rest of the family. His brothers will even decide what to wear based on the different types of weather we’ll experience.
His interest goes beyond local weather, as well. He’ll track a big storm or hurricanes, or talk about a tornado hitting a different part of the world.
As always, I like to follow up anything my kiddos get into with reading children’s books about the topic. Reading not only supports their current interests, but also provides resources I wouldn’t know on my own, especially non-fiction books with fun facts galore.
We’re able to learn about interesting weather activities, from clouds and rain, to lightning and thunder. We learn what makes for a sunny day or why the wind blows. And, with climate change, we dive extreme weather events and natural disasters.
Weather affects our day-to-day life and makes for an easy topic to talk about with just about anyone. Reading these great books, with their photographs and illustrations, helps drive their interests even further.
I hope you’ll find your next favorite weather books for kids from this selection:
Best weather books for kids
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