Parents take a lot of pleasure and delight when selecting children’s books for their kids especially if they are classic books. Parents are like walking down memory lane as they go through piles of books and remember their own childhood when they also look forward to reading their own books.
So how should you choose children’s books?
Bright and Colorful
Children are naturally fun and active. However, they easily lose interest and attention if they are doing a particular activity for a long time. It’s the same thing with reading. You need to capture their attention and keep them long enough to enjoy the books in front of them. Bright and colorful children’s books are guaranteed to catch their attention. Dr. Seuss books are classic examples of books that create visual impact on children. They have vibrant colors and illustrations that are really meant to capture the kids’ attention.
Do not underestimate a child’s capacity to understand; good stories are really appreciated by children especially if they make them laugh a lot. Select children’s books that are well-written, funny, and, as much as possible, those that teach good moral and values. Parents should utilize books not only to entertain children but to educate them as well. It’s worthwhile to note that children learn more in a fun environment. So when you they enjoy the books that you read to them, they are likely to pay more attention and learn more in the process.
Engaging and with good recall
Children have very good imagination and they just love children’s books that challenge their creativity and imagination. As such, you should choose books that are very engaging; those that ask questions or allow the children to participate in story-telling are very much recommended.
These days, there’s what we call personalized children’s books where the name of your child can appear as the main character of the book. This will be thrilling for the kids who can really feel like they’re real princesses or super heroes.
When you’re able to choose the right books, remember that parents also have important roles to play in making such children’s books valuable to kids. Make story-telling a regular bonding activity with your kids. Aside from bedtime stories, you can set-aside a specific time of day or specific day of the week when you will just read books to your children. This way, your kids will have something to look forward to and will associate reading with fun and excitement.
Another innovative way of getting your children to enjoy reading is to look for interactive or download-able children’s books. With interactive books, story characters can come to life and kids will have more fun. You can also download or print story books so you can read them to your children. There are literally hundreds of websites that offer free download-able books for children of all ages. You can choose from different stories and select ones with colorful illustrations too. You can bring them anywhere and distribute copies to other children as well.