Books – Your Child’s Best FriendIntroducing your child to books at an early age helps them in reading and they also get to know the different characters of the book and places as well. This helps them in building their own little world of imagination. Pick a particular book and assist them in reading - this will go a long way in helping them gain confidence levels, coping with feelings and also get a grasp of language and learning. Reading can also help your child in learning new words, language and will inculcate in them value of books. It helps in overall development of your child, the ability to listen and understand words. Apart from making books their best friends, reading habit will also help a parent-child bond to grow stronger. No matter what age, even if your child is just a six month old baby or a toddler, introduce them to colorful soft board books to understand colors and also to give them a feel of their first board book.
Read It AloudIf you haven’t made bedtime stories as a habit, do it right now! Ditch those mobile phones and tablets and instead sit with a book to read to your child. This way your child will form a habit of book reading. As psychologists point out – your child mirror you. So if you are sitting in a corner of the room with your cell phone in your hand, don’t expect your child to sit with a book. She too would want to keep staring at her tab for hours end! Don’t get discouraged if for the first time your little one may not listen carefully to you or may interrupt you by asking questions. That is all a part of a book reading journey and as you go along, the key lies in being patient.
Stories To Look Out ForSearch for those books which help your child find him or herself in the books. Pick books which actually teach kindness and humility and which are at the same point of time humorous. Stories which showcase different experiences, people, background or identities helps your child in being aware about several things as he or she grows up. From early years till the age of six, you help your child in selecting a book. That does not mean that this decision is left 100% on you. You can always discuss the same with your little one while shopping for books or else school libraries always assist in choosing a book. While for seven years and above, children by now start choosing their favorite books or even authors as well. But that does not mean that you stop selecting or assisting them when they reach this age. Take interest at the kind of books they read, it can even turn out to be a fun and interactive session where you can always ask about their favorite characters. Like for example, Roald Dahl is a popular author among the age group of seven and above. Your child would have already become familiar with his kind of writing and the different kind of characters that the author introduces each time. As soon as your child reaches at the age of 10 years old, they would have already decided on their favorites. Such as Captain Underpants is another famous series among kids.
Let’s Understand Why Books Are Better:
- Read, read and read, it will only make your kids smarter.
- Vocabulary improvement
- Improves memory
- Emotional connect
Best Books For Kids By AgeA child can absorb, retain & apply best when he is introduced to age-appropriate books. Introducing the Best Picture Books For Toddlers, Best Classic Books For Kids, Must Have Fantasy Books For Kids Age 4, Fantasy Books For Kids, Children’s short stories which are the Top Favourite Books To Read in 2018.
Best Books For Kids Age 1 yearBest Books To Read For Toddlers Age 1 & 10 Best Picture Books For Babies which are ideal to induce the habit of reading in your kids.
- Usborne Touch and Feel books
- Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes
- Hungry Caterpillar
- Dear Zoo
- Spot Series
- First 100 words
- Where is My Belly Button
- Tickle Tickle
Best Books For Kids Aged 2 yearsIf you are looking for books to read for kids age 2, these are the among the Top picks for Story Books For Kids who have a keen eye to observe & grasp.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Good Night Moon
- Brown Bear Brown Bear What Did You See
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Hop on Pop
- Little Blue Truck
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
- Pete the Cat
Best Books For Kids Aged 3-5 yearsThese are Classic Books For Preschoolers and must haves if you are looking for books that help develop good grammar skills. Also a great time to introduce Children’s short stories with morals.
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Guess How Much I Love You
- The Rainbow Fish
- The Kissing Hand
- The Giving Tree
- No David
- Sally and Limpet
- Tiger Who Came to Tea
Best Books For Kids Aged 6-8 yearsIt’s probably the time you may consider good educations books for your child. These are our 10 Most Popular Books For Kids By Grade 6-8.
- The Queen’s Nose
- That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- The BFG
- A Bear Called Paddington
- Finn Family Moomintroll
- Horrid Henry
- Little House in the Big Woods
Best Books For Kids Age For 9-12 yearsIntroducing the Best Chapter Stories For Kids maybe a good choice. While your child is almost a teenager now, he/she may have different preferences than yours. It’s perfectly fine to let the child choose what he/she likes.
- Charlie Bone
- Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians
- Spirit Animals
- Kingdom Keepers
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Megha Patni is from Indore and is a mother to two adorable tykes. Apart from writing about parenting, Megha also writes stories for children and makes homemade chocolates. Currently she is also working on her first book.