Good books for children
Buying good books to read to children
Books can be children's best friends. Its important to introduce children to the
wonderful world of books at an early age. Books are beneficial for many, many reasons; here are just a
Books build the vocabulary
Books help to expand the vocabulary of children. As they learn new words, they learn new ways of using
Books expand their horizons
Books open up a new world for children - a world that they would not get to experience first hand. It could be
a world of fantasy, or a sci-fi adventure. Books expands their imagination and promotes creativity.
Books allow children to hear diverse opinions from people with a completely different view of the world than
Books promote thinking skills
Books help to enhance critical thinking skills. It allows concepts such as problem solving
and conflict resolution to be explored. Books promote thinking skills in areas such as cause and
effect. They promote predicting skills and encourages children to theorise and hypothesize.
Books not only entertain children but can totally captivate them.
Books aid social development
Books can assist children to develop empathy to share and become more cooperative. Books can also
teach children to care for each other and for our environment.
Books stimulate imagination
Books stimulate children's imagination, as they create visual images of what they
are reading in their mind.
Great books to read to children
Where the Wild Things Are
The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: (Penguin Classics Deluxe
The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner (Pooh
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
The Giver (illustrated; gift edition)
The Secret Garden
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Polar Express
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics)
The Wizard of Oz
Bridge to Terabithia
Peter and Wendy
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
The Wind in the Willows
Anne of Green Gables
Classic Starts: Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)
A great website to find quality books for babies is the Happylittlereader site.
A fantastic website to find books for children with comprehensive reviews
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