What to Read Wednesday: Shakespeare Books for Kids

What to Read Wednesday: The Best Shakespeare Books for Kids -- ideas for teaching Shakespeare to children; unit study; homeschool tips.

The Best Shakespeare Books for Kids

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This week, I am sharing my list to help you introduce Shakespeare to your children. I think kids are never too young to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s words, but some plays are definitely more kid-friendly than others. Luckily, there are also some wonderful retellings and adaptations, so even the littlest fans of the bard can find something they will appreciate.

If you get a chance, try to attend some live performances of Shakespeare’s plays throughout your child’s school years. Beginning when they are in elementary school, and going all the way through high school, repetition and repeated viewings will make the plays more understandable and engaging.

By the time they are in college, your kids will be masters of the plays they have grown to love. My boys especially like Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar. My oldest son and I attended a modern twist on Richard III that was pretty terrifying!

Our city hosts an outdoor Shakespeare festival in the park each summer, and some of the local colleges stage one or two plays a year. Most offer discounts for students as well. Check out what is available in your area, and even if you don’t understand everything, you will probably still feel like you’ve experienced something worthwhile after spending some time with Shakespeare.

Please be sure to link up your posts below. And tell me your favorite Shakespeare play.

Happy reading!

Our favorite Shakespeare books for kids

What to Read Wednesday: The Best Shakespeare Books for Kids -- ideas for teaching Shakespeare to children; unit study; homeschool tips.

The most popular post from last week was:

The Beginner’s Bible Deluxe Edition from Syncopated Mama

And now for the link up!

What to Read Wednesday Blog Link-Up

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

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This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!

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Comments (6)

  1. Michele Morin

    Once again — an amazing topic!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      So glad to hear that! Thanks 🙂

  2. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    I’m excited to see what books you come up with, because I’ve only come across a few in my searches. Hope everything’s fine with the family and thanks so much for highlighting my post from last week!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thank you, Lisa!

  3. L. E. Mastilock

    family sure has been through a lot lately! Hoping for healing and less stress for you all.

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thank you, L. E. We have really had a difficult year, but I am trying to keep my attitude in check and not let the stress win out.


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