How do you know what types of books to choose for your baby or toddler? What can you do to encourage and foster a love of reading? Below I discuss how you can choose the right books, activities that encourage reading and family fun ideas that everyone will enjoy whilst making reading a focus.
Following these suggestions can help when choosing appropriate books for your child.
Try to look for:
Books can be children’s friends and can be a pleasure to them all their lives.
Make story time a special time in your child’s life, every day if possible.
A love of reading is one of the best and most lasting gifts you can give to your children.
We don’t often think of reading as a way to spend time together as a family. But here are some ideas that may change your mind about this misconception.
This can be a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening and is a perfect way to spend one night a week learning and playing together.
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.