Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
Sharing and reciting stories to your kids in the early stages of their growth is really crucial as it sparks your child’s imagination and stimulates his curiosity. It further develops his social, communication and vocabulary skills and even allows you to spend quality time with them. Here are the top 5 books your kids should read during quarantine or any of his vacation. You can even get the online pdfs for these books from several sites.
It’s the natural tendency of the human mind to be drawn more towards pictures than words. Therefore comic books make up for a great start in your child’s reading journey. Start with the basics like Tinkle comic books which are sure to get you hooked on characters like Supandi and Chacha Chaudhary.
- Harry Potter
Even if you’re kid has watched the Harry Potter series movies, it’s completely okay if you start making him read the same as well. As it is famously said- the book is always better than the movies. J.K. Rowling has weaved magic into her words, literally as she finds the perfect balance between her witty yet simple writing. Even though the story is completely fictional, it talks a lot about the importance of friendship, family and is sure to teach your kids several moral values. Well, in this case, several spells as well.
- Sudha Murty Series
The first woman engineer of the country, a teacher, philanthropist and founder of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty is an epitome of inspiration for kids and adults alike. Her special series of books for children titled ‘Grandmama’s Bag of Stories, ‘How I Taught My Grandmother To Read’, ‘The Upside Down King’ ‘The Serpent’s Revenge’ etc. contain several anecdotes on her real-life experiences and mythological stories which definitely make up a good read for kids and parents. She has been an ardent believer in the concept of early reading for kids and her books surely serve the purpose. These books indeed are the best books to read for kids and adults alike.
- Percy Jackson
If you’ve loved reading Harry Potter then you’re sure to like the Percy Jackson series as well. Written by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is a series of 5 books which is based on adventure, mystery and thriller. These books are sure to soar your child’s imagination. These storybooks for kids has a lot in store if you still haven’t discovered them.
- The Boy With The Striped Pyjama
Written by John Boyne, The Boy With The Stripped Pyjama is rather an unusual account of Hitler and the Nazi reign from an innocent perspective of a child. The story talks about how a German kid’s best friend is a Jew boy who is in a concentration camp set by Hitler. In rather these difficult days, the perspective of the child is sure to make adults re-think about war and its consequences. It has simple and lucid language and is a go-to read for your child as he delves into concepts like friendship, love, hatred and war.
Binge on to books than anything else to make the most of this quarantine. Books will not only increase their vocabulary but will also ensure that their imaginative, analytical, logical, and critical thinking also increases.
The best part? You have so many topics and stories to discuss about with your child in your bed or dining table. It is famously quoted ‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader’ as many successful entrepreneurs like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Cuban have been avid readers all their life. They have even attributed books for some of the best ideas that they have got.
The above books or the series of books are the world’s most-read storybooks and a great start for your kids to become avid readers. You can even start reading these books to them in their early childhood so that they are familiar and will adapt to it early.
Well, you never know when you would be nostalgic about your childhood with books like Tinkle and Harry Potter at your company!