Teaching kids the value of money was discussed in the 2017 Barefoot Reader Event. It is indeed necessary to explain it to your children at a young age, and you know what else is essential?– introducing to them the joys and wonders of reading. Not only does it help develop your child’s imagination and critical thinking skills, but it also shapes their vocabulary and communication.
There’s no better way to introduce reading to your kids than reading books with them! Here are four books you can read to and with your kids to develop their love for reading.
How To Read A Story by Kate Messner
This picture book teaches us how to read a story. And it starts with you and your kid picking a book that you both like. What better way to start reading than to learn about reading, right? After reading activity, follow the steps with your children and get a chance to read another book with them.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This picture book has interactive pages where your child can poke his finger and follow what the caterpillar eats. Besides being highly engaging, it also teaches your kid counting, the life cycle of a butterfly, and moral values, like overeating and eating the right kind of food.
Do Not Open This Book by Michaela Muntean
Read the title of your child and ask them what you should do if the book says, “do not open this book.” This interactive and funny picture book stars Pig, a writer who’s trying to write his book while you are reading it. Accompany Pig as he puts his best effort to pen a masterpiece while you and your kid constantly “interrupt” him.
Mathilda by Roald Dahl
The best way to develop a love of reading in your children is to introduce to them this character who has a profound passion for books and reading: Mathilda. She’s not only super smart because she reads a lot, but she also has some powers! Do a shared reading with your older kids and have fun exploring Mathilda’s life in the pages. As an added activity, you can watch its film adaptation after!
Grab that book and start reading to and with your kids and enjoy the wonders on each page.