Reading to a child is an intimate activity and a bonding experience. From an early age children are bombarded with computers, video games, and other technological distractions, and although technology should be introduced to a child when they are young, for this is a technological world after all, it should not take the place of the written word.
Children love picture books. Some of the best books to read to a child are books with beautiful artwork and simple, but poignant, storylines. Books that will both help a child with their reading skills, and fuel their imagination, are recommended. Books by Dr. Seuss and the collections of poems of Shell Silverstein are a good place to start. As a child gets older, the books can become more complex. Fantasy and adventure novels such as The Chronicles Of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, or the Harry Potter Series, are still easy enough to read aloud, but contain a more difficult and demanding plot.
Reading to a child is not only about quality time, but also about instilling a life-long admiration for literature. It is less important what book a parent decides to read to a child, as long as they are reading.Related Article : Not here, not there, not anywhere!
Posted on September 26th, 2011 by admin
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