Tips for buying Children's Books for Little Ones

Reading is seeing a return with more and more parents
wanting their children to read. This has resulted in an
increase in the sale of children's literature month by
month. Parents want to catch their children young and get
them hooked on to the written word. Making them aware of the
world around them giving them a jump start on to education
and learning.

You have a lot of choices when you start building a child's
library. Whatever their ages, there are sure to be subjects
that they'll want to explore further. Books with bright,
easily identifiable pictures are best for infants and
toddlers. Too young for words, they will be fascinated by
the images and sounds that are incorporated into your
reading to them.

Although babies and toddlers are more interested in
pictures, those aged 3 to 6 will start looking for other
things. They still like the pictures, but they also expect
to be entertained. They will learn to associate the
pictures with the words you're reading aloud. Soon they
will want to "read" along with you, and before you know it,
they will be able to repeat all the words of the story from

Children like to find examples of their everyday life in
their stories and such books are the most popular ones. When
buying books for the children aged 4-6 years it is important
to have bright pictures and interesting stories.

Once children enter school they want books that will help
them learn to read. They will still want to be read to, but
they'll also want to have a book that is easy enough for
them to practice their reading skills with. Popular themes
include adventures, mysteries, and fantasy.

Older children that are reading well on their own will want
to read books that are longer and have a subject matter that
keeps them entertained for long periods of time. The Harry
Potter books are of course some of the most requested books
in the children's literature market today.

In time they will like books that are about a main
character that can solve problems and mysteries with their
own minds. These stories help children to grow in the areas
of self-control and personal power. Usually they aren't
thinking about this while they're reading, but the positive
notions contained in a well written story will benefit
their self-growth.

Each child is different so there isn't a formula for buying
the right book. Keep trying different types until you learn
what they prefer. There will still be times when they don't
react just as you expected. They will love some books and
not care at all for others.

Whenever you make a trip to a children's bookstore, take
your child with you. This way they can learn to pick their
own literature. You may need to help them learn appropriate
subject matter for their ages and reading abilities.


-Gordon Remdon

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