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Reading Books With Kids

Due to the lockdown, almost all the teachers have switched to online classes but still, they are struggling with it because we don’t have a well-defined platform. And, our kids are keeping a distance from the daily educational dose. 

So, in this AtoZ Blogging challenge with #BlogchatterA2Z, I wanted to do an activity that should be fun as well as educational. The alphabet for today is R and what’s better than R for Reading Books with Kids. 

Books don’t have to be boring. It can be a storybook or a novel that will make them inquisitive about the next plot of the story. Now you must be thinking about what kind of books you can read with kids. Well, for me it varies accordingly. You can let them read graphic books, kids’ novels, fantasy, or maybe family fun. 

reading books with kidsSo, let’s check out what kinds of books you can read with your kids and how they will impact them. 

Why Reading Books With Kids?

Reading books is one of the great hobbies that your kid can ever have. Well, it’s just more than a hobby as the book has the power to bestow wisdom and life experience into the kids. As per the research, it shows that reading books, singing songs, sharing stories develop a sense of literacy and more understanding of the language. Well, reading books with kids has unlimited benefits. 

Material Required for the Reading Books With Kids

You just need a book to start reading with kids. Or maybe not. Because there are a plethora of applications on Play Store or Apple Store that you can download for free.

How to make “Reading Books With Kids” 

If you are struggling to evoke reading interest in your kids, then this activity might be a little difficult for you. Because kids don’t care what’s right or wrong for them. They feel happy and interested if they are enjoying it. And, accept it, you can’t just force your kid to read a storybook. But, you can get creative and ignite interest in reading. 

  1. Choose the story based on the genre that they will be interested in. For example, my daughter Angel loves to play with dolls and also likes to read about space science. So, I try to find stories based on those genres. 
  2. Try to be a great storyteller by giving extra sound effects and suspense. You can mimic the characters that will engross them into your story.
  3. Help them to participate in the storytelling by asking the question, like what will happen next?

Key Learnings 

Well, I am an avid reader of books and so is my daughter. We love to read together and discuss our opinion on the ending of the story, characters played in the story, and also add what-if questions to make it interesting. 

My Overall Experience

This is one of the best activities that I love doing with my daughter and we tend to spend extra time reading books almost twice or thrice every week. So, try out this activity with your kids too, and don’t forget to share the experience in the comment section below. If possible, you can also share the pictures of while reading your favourite books with your kids and tag me, @sneha_261013 on Instagram. 

And stay tuned for the next activity from the alphabet, ‘S’! Can you guess it?

Also, Check out article Q for Quilting With Kids

Skill Development Books for Your Kids

Parenting is one of those lessons that life teaches you in varied ways. Once you become a parent it isn’t only a responsibility but life’s way to teach you beautiful lessons, hard way or harder lesson in a beautiful way. From learning to hold your newborn with utmost care to teach them to walk, speak, and learn – life teaches you all. However, there is a lot of time when parents like me and you seek help from books, digital articles, and even word of mouth. In a similar manner to make your little one learns some efficient skills, there are several skill development books available for the kids of every age. Today kids hate plain white and black plain books. They want more activity oriented books to read.

I never knew there could be books specifically made for kids of all ages wherein according to the age there are skills of art and crafts to writing, and sentence formation that could be taught to kids. I remember when I was a child, my parents used to make me hear moral stories, fables, and sometimes poems in order to impart upon our knowledge. I never thought that I would be confessing, and it will be this soon when I would say “Our time didn’t have the exposure our kids get.” I hope a lot of parents reading this would agree.

Coming back to the topic of developing skills in kids there are science experiments, Vedic mathematics, thinking power, and a lot more. I have been an ardent reader of online articles and books on parenting, I have read a lot about parenting and that how important it is to develop skills in our kids right from the tender age of 5. Kids are quick learners during that age. We all have been there, the A-B-C learned at the age of 3-4 is by heart even today, so are the nursery rhymes and not the periodic table, right?

WHY READING BOOKS?

Sometimes reading books to them soothes them, they start to visualize too. However, when once you begin to teach them the visualization, learning the power and thought power starts to develop in a better direction. How you can develop skills in your kids with books is to let them read and ask questions.

There are books from A-B-C, finding colors, learning through fun activities that entice them and they too are enthusiastic to learn in this way.

HOW DO THESE SKILL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS HELP?

Just like any curious parent, there are several questions going on in your head, just like it happened to me. Researching and looking for my answer and through my experiences, I found that kids love to run their minds on finding things, something they would get in the end and with their hard work. Treasure hunt, colors, pictures are a few things they easily learn and also this helps then in identifying and developing skills too.

There are storybooks too, for the kids who are of the age of 3 to 6 where reading big words is a task, you can always read them stories, which makes them learn morals and develop visualization like the traditional way.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS I WOULD SUGGEST

The following are the skill development books, which I would suggest that would really help boost your child’s skills.

INTELLIKIT TRIAL BOX:

This box has mini-books which as activities like vegetables sorting, food bingo, and others perfect for kids age 4 to 6 years.

https://www.firstcry.com/firstcry-intellikit-subscription/firstcry-intellikit-trial-box-4-6y/2402410/product-detail?ref=SEM_GSN_SmartShopping_Products_Intellikit_13_Educational-Toys-2402410!!GSN_Smart_Shopping_All_Products!!&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7csuUApUpLT_YiYmdSmGg9tjDMBbiJlaRo_1Xbl60b9pWtsbpuNWRcaAojLEALw_wcB

IDEAS GO CREATIVE:

Kids of age group 8 to 10 years- will learn how to solve problems. Once the word problem occurs, we adults consider it to be some household and office chores, but when it comes to the kids solving problems related to music, dance, and math are something they love.

https://www.amazon.in/Problem-Solving-Ages-8-10-Ideas/dp/0713683333/ref=asc_df_0713683333/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=396989490468&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6906378595753905484&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062269&hvtargid=pla-835793292220&psc=1

 

INDIA A TO Z:

When it comes to learning new things, general knowledge will be the first thing that any parent would want their child to be quick. Knowing about the country the firsts of every category, all these are easily available in this book.

https://www.amazon.in/India-Z-Penguin-Children-Boo/dp/0143332570/ref=asc_df_0143332570/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=397083386816&hvpos=1o13&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6906378595753905484&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062269&hvtargid=pla-838080322445&psc=1

https://www.firstcry.com/creative/creatives-think-and-match-i-game-multicolor/1195532/product-detail?ref=GoogleShopping_5_Learning-and-Educational-Toys!!GSN_Smart_Shopping_All_Products!!&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7eS80XbzYv0uPJq5ztaIBFdgzvyFLjeHMhQR0x0hOTSGab8dzAzPhMaAqTTEALw_wcB

SUDHA MURTHY CHILDREN’S TREASURY:

We all have been there, listening to grandma’s stories and being excited for it every time we visit her, or rather during the nights. Sudha Murthy’s books are exactly what you need.

https://www.amazon.in/Sudha-Murty-Childrens-Treasury-Box/dp/0143333828/ref=asc_df_0143333828/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=396989088624&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6906378595753905484&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062269&hvtargid=pla-835349735947&psc=1

Developing skills in kids is all that you can endeavor in your kid and not force. Each child has its own talent and skills, one might interest in learning math while the other in a treasure hunt.

 

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