Books are always a wonderful gift to give to anyone, including kids. They help enhance thinking and imagination. There is no such thing as boredom to a child who can read. In fact, the sooner they learn to love reading the better for the child.
As parents we want our kids to be well rounded so it is a good idea to get them reading on a variety of topics. Help them to discover their interests and develop thir passion for learning. It is also a great way to get some quality time with your kid, reading together or just talking about stories you both enjoyed.
How would you like your green eggs and ham? With a fox or in a box?
Green Eggs and Ham is a classic that kids everywhere have enjoyed. Marked as a reader for beginner’s, it is filled withy wacky rhymes and pictures that have been making kids laugh since the 1960’s. It is still one of the best books for teaching the value of perseverance and is a great example of salesmanship – that is never too early a lesson to teach our kids. Oh, and they taste delicious too! You can teach your kids to make green eggs and ham after they learn to read the book.
The classic stories are also a good collection to let them read. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, What Katy Did, Black Beauty and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are just a few of the well written stories that have entertained generations of kids. They are great books to help bridge the generation gap that every family experiences.
Science fiction and fantasy books are a very special treat. Let your child’s imagination soar with Eragon and Harry Potter. Let them enjoy the punny humore of Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. Let them fly without wings in the pages of these books.
Of course, detective and adventure stories are always a favorite. Get your child started early on deductive reasoning. Let his inquisitive mind work to solve the case before he gets to the end of the book. He may just surprise you and grow up to be one of the finest detectives when he grows up.
Originally posted on July 15, 2006 @ 8:00 pm