Choosing a good book for kids
In today's society, learning how to read is part of the process of development of any child. Starting reading early on can help develop your child's skills and future success. This is why it is important for parents to help their child choose books that are fun but also educational.
How to choose a good book (for kids) ?
The reasons behind picking a book for a kid are far from being
educational. When it comes time to it, kids will make their decisions
based on the the size of the book or its attractiveness. The
smallest, the biggest or the one with a kitty on the cover are all
good reasons for kids to pick a book. In fact, children selection
criteria rarely have if ever anything to do with their reading
skills. This is why it can be a big issue. Let's say the the book is
too easy, the child will not be benefit from any sort of challenge,
therefore little progress will be made. However, if the book is too
difficult, the child can become discouraged and even give up reading.
There comes the importance of parents in the decision of choosing a
book. Parents have to look for a book that their child will be able
to understand and appreciate. Also, in order for the child to improve
their reading skill, the book itself has to slightly exceed the
reading level of the child.
How to ensure that the book is at the level of the child's
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natasha Van Khouvers has worked in elementary schools, high schools and in summer camps. She is also a freelance writer and has helped develop the science books for kids website (http://www.science-books-for-kids.com), a useful tool for all parents.