If you want your kids to become life-long learners, then you have to teach them to love reading. The earlier they start enjoying books, the more likely they are to keep reading throughout their lives. You don’t always have to turn to the classics, either. Many modern writers produce wonderful books for children.
Books for Infants
It’s never too early to start reading. Even though infants can’t read (or even speak), they can learn to start associating books with fun. Plus, they will love cute images found in many books written especially for this age group.
Some of the top books for children younger than two include
- Baby Bathtime!
- Higher! Higher!
- Rhymes Round the World
Books for Young Children
Your kids will start to develop reading skills between the ages of three and five. Make sure you give them books that challenge them without making reading feel like a chore.
Some of the terrific books for your young children between three and five include
- All the World
- Boo Hoo Bird
- Book Fiesta (a bilingual book that’s perfect for teaching young kids Spanish)
Books for Older Kids
As your kids get older, they will want a little more substance from their books. Some of the top picks for kids between six and nine include
- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
- Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes
- My Abuelita (another great bilingual book)
These contemporary books for kids should keep your children interested in reading. Just remember, the earlier they start, they more they will learn to love their books.