How to choose the right books for your child

A few months after birth, a baby is noticing and reacting to stimuli. From this point on there are so many new things to take in and the learning process is non-stop. Reading books to your children is a valuable part of the cognitive development that they receive. But it is important that you get the book selection correct and it can be a very easy task.

With the correct selection of book, learning is essentially disguised as fun. Just thinking about your child’s personality and selecting a book that fits that is a good start. If your child likes a certain type of book or a certain author, continue to try these books out. Once your child has finished a book it is useful to get them to tell you their thoughts. When they describe what they think about the book, you can get a better idea of their preferences. This information is a valuable tool when you want to make right choices.

Fun isn´t the only benefit that reading can give to you. The development of language skills is enhanced through the reading of books. And to allow this process to happen, the correct choice in books is required. Reading a page or two of a book before you buy it to check words on a random page can assess the intellectual level of the book. If there are many words that your child will not understand, it can be too much. A word or two on each page is fine as it gives the opportunity for learning without overloading the brain.

Reading should be a fun and educational for the reader. Stimulation is the key to producing this fun and maintaining the interest in the book. Selecting a book that fits that criteria is a major step to selecting the correct book. Combining that with the information that you already know about your child, an easy decision can be made.

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4 thoughts on “How to choose the right books for your child

  • July 21, 2017 at 11:30 pm
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    Thanks for this article! Great advice. I think your tips for helping students find books were very helpful, and I will definitely implement them in my own use, because some Kids choose not to read because they don’t know where to start or what they’re interested in. Just letting children explore with some guidance on where to start, and choosing the book according to their own interest could be so effective for developing their interest in reading, and I am so excited to put these pieces of advice into practice.

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  • July 23, 2017 at 2:28 am
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    Great advice, will definitely consider your wise words

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  • July 23, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    One can certainly echo your sentiments. Right up until the age of 7 my daughter always felt that reading was a bit of a chore. She would read, but clearly didn’t enjoy the experience, until one day I took her to a book store and decided to let her select three books of her choice. All three books were about animals, she loved animals and wanted to discover more about them. 2 years later and now she absolutely thrives off of reading. Her vocabulary and fluency have both excelled as a result. This article is a lovely reminder about the importance of finding the right literature for your child. : )

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  • August 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    Love this website, came across it by chance, was looking for the ideal present for my 6 year old daughter and didn’t have a clue. However after watching the reviews it was easy for me to pick and choose. Also love the fact that I can purchase through the same website. Saves me a lot of time. Will definitely reccomend to others, and will be useing it again. Thanks ohmymetv 👍🏽

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