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Books for Children
One of the best things a parent can do for their children is to expose them to reading at an early age. Starting early will give a child a love of reading and an appreciation of learning. The act of reading to your child can be a special bonding experience for the both of you. It's a great way to build memories that will last a lifetime. When children begin reading on their own, a parent's involvement need not end there. Trips to the local library or bookstore can be a regular family outing.
Few things can capture a child's attention and nurture their imagination like a well crafted story. With so many books for children available, it can be difficult to select the right one. When selecting books to read to very young children, stick to ones that are simple. Even though your child can not yet read, they may be able to follow along and pick up a few words. Books with colorful and imaginative pictures are always good choices. And you can never go wrong by selecting books that you have fond memories of from your own childhood.
There may come a time when you decide a book will be a good way to teach your child a life lesson. There are numerous books for children of all ages on a wide range of subjects. Some of the more popular subjects are potty training, marriage, divorce, babies, and sex. There are wide variety with moral lessons on sharing, bullying, and tolerance. The important thing to remember is that these are your children. That means it's up to you to decide what morals, values, and ideas you want to teach them. You know your child best. You are the best authority on when your children are ready to be introduced to certain concepts.
It's a good idea to introduce children to a wide variety of books. Select books in every genre such as science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Look for books that have characters in their age group. These will deal with issues that your child can identify with. It's also important to realize that there is more than just fiction available. There are numerous books for children that are non-fiction. These make learning about new subjects such as history and science enjoyable. And remember, you can never go wrong by selecting one of the classics!