Introducing the reading habit in the young children isn’t as difficult as it seems. Most children take to reading like a duckling takes to water. However, some children need a bit more push than others when it comes to the written word. Reading is a magical practice that can open one’s eyes to a copious amount of knowledge that can’t be gleaned from other activities like watching television or playing games on a tablet.
Therefore, if you’re concerned that your children may not be reading enough, here are a few fun and interactive books to encourage the hobby.
Children’s Educational Books RM45
These books features different topics such as animals, inventions, animals, fairy tales, and more.Each book comes with 365 (read them one every day of the year!) stories or fun facts.
Augmented Reality Books RM65
Want to take reading to a whole new level? Check out these books! It combines story-telling and technology to bring to life images and scenes from the book via your iPods, iPads, iPhones, or Android devices. This fun and interactive story-telling allows your kids to learn about dinosaurs, the solar system, science, and the weather. Pretty cool!
Fabric Books For Babies RM55.90
This soft book has bright, big images & simple words & illustrations make it an ideal first books for your baby! It comes in a set of 6 books – Character, Animals, Colors, Numbers, Shapes and Food. And don’t worry about any food splatters or what not, it’s super easy to clean. Simply clean with damp cloth and you’re good to go.
Baby Einstein Books RM30
This set comes with 3 books: First colours, What floats? and I see shapes. Suitable for ages 3 and above, the books teach with the aid of photographs and stimulates the mind with vibrant images and colours.
Shopping tip: Don’t forget to bookmark your calendars for Children’s Book Week at Bangsar Village 2 starting 28 May – 5 June 2016. There’ll be story-telling and craft activities your kids will love. It’s FREE admission for storytime sessions (first come, first serve) and RM15 onwards for each craft and activity session.
Bonus tips for mums:
Organize Library Trips – Rather than wasting a weekend away in front of the television, why not bring your kids to the nearest library and help them sign up as members. Not only will you expose them to a large variety of books, you’ll also be teaching them how to borrow and return books and how a library functions.
Set a Good Example – Children soak up their parents’ habits like a sponge. Therefore, you yourself should set an example by reading books, magazines, newspapers and more. It would be even better if you have a small library at home that your children can access whenever they want.
Start Them Early – For toddlers who cannot read, buy them child friendly cloth book filled with alphabet and pictures that can stimulate their brain and visual capabilities. Once they get to kindergarten, you can start a regular bedtime reading session, where you read to them aloud. At this age, children should be allowed to choose the books they want read to them.