Jan 5 2014
What kind of reading do you usually give to your children? Do you ever give them educational children’s books? Books for children vary greatly. They have also been improving over the years. Once, books for children consisted of lots of pages, with small and hard-to-read font. Now, children’s books are colorful and full of illustrations, so they can attract children. Even adults are also tempted to read those books.
Educational children’s books began with encyclopedias. Right now, encyclopedias are still important books for children and it has improved greatly. They are now designed into attractive and user-friendly books. Besides the explanation on the topics, attractive graphic and illustrations are also there to accompany. Encyclopedias on space things, like solar system and galaxies, are written attractively, so children can be interested in reading them as if they are brought into magical world.
Educational books about animals also follow the same method. They are filled with attractive pictures. The layout is also attractive so children would like to roam through the pages. Even if the children still cannot read yet, they would love to look at the pictures on the books. This will improve their knowledge and make them accustomed to reading habit.
There are also educational children’s books which aim is to imply certain values to children. Usually, these books use stories that contain values of life, such as sharing, honesty, helping others, etc. Some books also teach children today’s issues like environmental issues. They might teach children to recycle papers and other materials, to save energy by switching off lights when they are not used, and to save water by tapping off while they are brushing teeth. Another thing that the books might teach is the importance of preserving good habits every day. Good habits, like brushing teeth before going to bed, putting toys away after finished playing and rearranging them in their right place, and not over-eating, are well delivered in children’s books.
All the knowledge and values in the books are effective enough for teaching children. This is because the books can easily relate to them, so they like them. Nowadays, there are so many children’s books available in book stores, libraries, and even on the internet. Parents, teachers, and children will have a wide range of selection.