20 books to read to your children to start their love for books
After a long day, it can be tempting to skip the bedtime story and let your child watch an episode of his or her favorite show on their iPad before bedtime. However, you are doing both you and your child a disservice. Children’s love of reading increases when you as parents read out loud to them.
Fewer children read
I have always been very happy to read to my daughter.
When you sit together and look through a book, you get a moment where you can laugh and share stories with your children.
And it seems that today it is more important than ever to have a little downtime reading with your children.
Studies suggest that since 2010 more and more children have never opened a book in their spare time. The proportion of children who rarely or never read has risen from 25 to 30 percent.
Reading should be driven by a desire to learn and expand your universe, and today there is a lot of competition for children’s attention, for example, iPads, YouTube and social media.
It’s not that everything on a screen is dangerous, there can also be good and educational stuff to download, but it removes the kids from the intimacy that a book can provide.
In addition, dialogic reading is also a good idea. This is about having a dialogue with your child when reading aloud so that the child becomes an active co-author.
The conversations that arise when reading a book are worth gold. Even small things can grow really big in small heads, seize these moments and run along with them.
If children’s desire for reading shall develop, it is important that they come across books at home, from early on in their lives, and that you as a parent is a good role model in regards to reading books, newspapers and/or magazines.
It’s about presenting your children with different material to read so that it can be a fun and exciting activity. The more your child thinks ” Just one more chapter, please”, the better. This way, they will discover that books are a way to get experiences and become wiser in life.
20 books to read to your child to start their love for books (with affiliate links)
Recommended ages 6-12
-Harry Potter 1-7
Winnie the Pooh
The Chronicles of Narnia 1-7
Bridge to Terabithia
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1-12
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1-5
The Wind in the Willows
The Tale of Despereaux
The Princess Bride
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Bear Called Paddington
Artemis Fowl 1-8
That was the list of the 20 books to read to your children to start their love for books.
Please feel free to comment below what books on the list you have read, or which ones you want to read with your children.
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