The best books for children to read
Children go through different stages of development over the years. And they learn more from books that have pictures and labels for people and things on the pages.
The following is a list of book types that young children learn the most from.
(1) Picture Book
Picture books are for children 3 to 8 years of age. Children of this age have longer attention spans. So you can sit with them longer and read to them from picture books.
In these books, the illustrations dominate more than the text. The text and illustrations complement each other.
The pictures play an equally important role as the text when you are reading the story aloud.
The plots of these books are dull. Usually, a central character embodies the child’s point of view.
The text usually rhymes, and the illustrations serve the purpose of holding the child’s interest.
The illustrations often contain a wide range of media such as watercolor, photography, acrylic and color pencils.
(2) Fairy Tales
Fairy tales are stories that have a magical nature about them.
They have a very detailed way of bringing an explanation to the many ways the world functions.
Giants, witches, princes and princesses, dwarfs, dragons, fairies, mermaids, and talking animals (to name a few) are the typical features of these books. These often make for an excellent read-aloud book for your child.
(3) Poetry Books for Young Children
Poetry books have playful rhyming words which enable children to develop an awareness of phonemes.
It’s an important medium to teach young children about the sounds of language.
Poetry books can illustrate versions of a single poem or a collection of poems written by the same author.
Poetry books are also great for teens.
(4) Information-Based Books
These are always a good read for children as they are non-fiction books and usually are written about topics that children naturally have an interest in.
The styling of these books is generally straightforward with a focus on subjects that are easily found in a child’s natural environment.
Animals, food, colors, vehicles, seasons, and sports are usually the main focal point for these books, introducing the children to the written language with the help of illustrations labeled on the books.
Reading to your child is an excellent way to bond with them, not to mention a unique learning opportunity for your child.
Equipped with the information from above you can decide on buying the best book to read aloud to your child. Happy reading.