But, what kind of book should be given to your little one? Here are some choices and tips that you can use to choose books for him.
- Look for books with themes or fill stories with fairy tale books that mothers often read as bedtime stories. When he is able to read it and when his memory is working, and when he realizes it is a book or story he has ever heard, he must mutter, “ohhh this is what you told me” or “I think I heard this story”, and this will make him even more excited. for reading
- You can also provide a book with a short and simple sentence structure that makes it easier for him to remember.
- When I was a child I first read a book, what book did you like? There is no harm in your little one who is now given a book with characters, or a story that you once liked. This will make you more interested and excited to accompany and teach your little one to read. Enthusiastic teachers are certainly very good for their students. But still pay attention to the child’s interest in the book given by the mother, whether he likes it or not. Even though you loved the mouse deer character as a child, if your little one doesn’t like it, don’t force it.
- Choose a book that contains illustrations and pictures in it that relate to the story. Pictures or illustrations will certainly help children understand more about the content of the story. Try to draw in color, because when there are stories of red roses, don’t let the pictures turn out to be black and white roses. Of course it will confuse your little one.
- Understand your child’s interests and give books according to their interests. This will certainly make your little one more interested when he is excited about planes and finds his mother giving books about planes. So, encourage children to like reading first.
- Take your child to a bookstore or library and give them the flexibility to choose the books they like, of course, still supervised by parents.
- You can also ask the librarian or book expert or via the internet about the right book based on your child’s age, interest and reading ability level.
- Quality children’s books such as books that have received awards or books where the author is a child specialist can also be considered as the book of choice for your child.