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History Story Books for Preschoolers

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BestZebbie Tue 01-Sep-15 17:22:25

Can anyone recommend any good story books for preschoolers that are mostly historically accurate and deal with any time period between the Jurassic and Queen Victoria inclusive? British-related history only (eg: not lives of the US Presidents etc).
For example, Stone Age Boy = good, involves time travel but then reasonable depiction of stone age life, but Cave Baby = not great, involves sentient mammoths kidnapping and returning babies to decorate for them, Flintstones = terrible, too many dinosaurs.
I am looking for picture books which could be read out by an adult in ten minutes or less, to include in a pack of resources for 0-5 year olds in a social history museum.

emmaMBC Mon 07-Sep-15 18:09:07

Ooooo yes, take a look at Toby and the Ice Giants - sounds perfect for your needs. Emphasis is very much on factual information re the Ice Age, presented incredibly well. Great for reading out loud. Oh, and it is a gorgeous book!!!

Asleeponasunbeam Thu 10-Sep-15 06:10:44

I think 0-5 year olds are okay with the fantasy elements of what you describe. Even in a museum. Tou could include a 'spot the anachronism' card in the pack, to draw attention to the fact that dinosaurs did not, actually steal underpants. Oh, and they didn't co-exist with cavemen either.

Our local museum has a great little exhibit of a Devon longhouse, complete with wooden people and animals. It has cards showing what would be going on at different points in the day/ year. My children used to play with it for ages as preschoolers.

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