Search for books that have good illustrations and are colorful enough. If your child seems to be getting drawn to books, make a small ‘library shelf’ in the corner of their room, where the books can be collected. Once they start getting excited about the concept of collecting books, they would soon start demanding more books, and hence would end up reading more! And what better thing to get your little one than some educative books for very young children?!
For story books for very young children you cannot depend much on their word power. Hence, your focus maybe towards the power of their imagination, where they can ‘read’ picture stories to develop their imagination. Sit with the children as they read their story books, and make it interesting for them. Help them understand what the pictures mean and ask them to participate and give their own viewpoints on what they think the pictures mean to say.
|Books for Young Children:|
Books for very young children should be selected very carefully. This is because this is the time when a child gets his/her first reading experience, and it determines his attitude towards books. If the books he is introduced to are well picked and interesting, it is obvious that he would look forward to reading again in future. If you do not know where to begin your book hunt from, then here are a few ideas that you should consider.
The already vigorous growth in children's books became a boom in the 1950s, and children's publishing became big business.:481 In 1952, American journalist published , which was described as "one of the very few books for young children that face, squarely, the subject of death".:467 illustrated more than two dozen books during the decade, which established him as an innovator in book illustration.:481 The that began in 1957, provided increased interest and government money for schools and libraries to buy science and math books and the non-fiction book market "seemed to materialize overnight".:482