Tips for Choosing Books for Children

Introducing books so that children like to read needs to be done from an early age. In addition to fostering a love for books, reading books for children also has many benefits. For example, stimulating children's speech development, increasing children's vocabulary, and instilling norms or manners through messages contained in stories in books.

Now many publishers make children's books of various types. Therefore, mothers and fathers need to choose a book suitable for their little ones before deciding to buy. Here are some tips for selecting books for your little one:

Choose books that are appropriate for the child's age.
The first thing to consider is, of course, the age of the child. Adjust the story, theme, and book content according to the child's age. If your child is a baby, choose a book with lots of pictures and colors. Also, select book materials that are safe for children.

Consider the material and shape of the book.
Choosing book material also needs to be adjusted according to the child's age. If the child is still a baby, then choose a book made of cloth or soft book. Babies and children in the oral phase like to put objects in their mouths, if they want paper books, they risk tearing and being swallowed. So choose a soft book with an attractive image.

For children two years and over, paper books can be given. Choose a book with a character or character that the child likes and has a moral message that the child can understand. If the child can show his interest, then let the child choose the book he wants, of course, with the contents of the story according to his age.

Pay attention to illustrations and story content.
Most children's books have illustrations or pictures. Father and mother need to check each example. Is it appropriate for the child's age, and is there any inappropriate pictures. Apart from checking the illustrations, I also read the contents of the stories in the book. Avoid giving books on violence, horror, and adult themes.

Choose books that contain knowledge, stimulate children's imagination, and provide moral messages that you want to teach children. For example, if you don't want your child to like hitting, choose a book about the consequences of hitting.

Reading books has many benefits for children. Come on, read books for kids.
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