How To Make Sure You Are Buying The Best Children’s Books

Reading is seeing a return with more and more parents wanting their children to read. This has resulted in an increase in the sale of children’s literature month by month. Parents want to catch their children young and get them hooked on to the written word. Making them aware of the world around them giving them a jump start on to education and learning.

You have a lot of choices when you start building a child’s library. Whatever their ages, there are sure to be subjects that they’ll want to explore further. Books with bright, easily identifiable pictures are best for infants and toddlers. Too young for words, they will be fascinated by the images and sounds that are incorporated into your reading to them.

Although babies and toddlers are more interested in pictures, those aged 3 to 6 will start looking for other things. They still like the pictures, but they also expect to be entertained. They will learn to associate the pictures with the words you’re reading aloud. Soon they will want to “read” along with you, and before you know it, they will be able to repeat all the words of the story from memory.

When children are between 4 and 6 years old, they will be interested in the story that goes with the pictures. The most sought after books for kids in this age group tell stories of everyday family life. They will like associating events in their own experiences with those in the books.

Once children enter school they want books that will help them learn to read. They will still want to be read to, but they’ll also want to have a book that is easy enough for them to practice their reading skills with. Popular themes include adventures, mysteries, and fantasy.

As the children continue to develop and are becoming good readers, they will like stories a bit longer and are about subjects that entertain them. Great examples of this are the Harry Potter books. They have been among the best selling children’s literature in history.

In time they will like books that are about a main character that can solve problems and mysteries with their own minds. These stories help children to grow in the areas of self-control and personal power. Usually they aren’t thinking about this while they’re reading, but the positive notions contained in a well written story will benefit their self-growth.

Each child is different so there isn’t a formula for buying the right book. Keep trying different types until you learn what they prefer. There will still be times when they don’t react just as you expected. They will love some books and not care at all for others.

Whenever you make a trip to a children’s bookstore, take your child with you. This way they can learn to pick their own literature. You may need to help them learn appropriate subject matter for their ages and reading abilities.

About the author: Gordon Remdon is the chief writer atFD Books, the best place on the internet when you’re after fresh up to date advice and comment to do with Books. For further information on Books please visit:http://www.fdbooks.com/articles

 

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