Time for a bedtime story? The benefits of reading to children have long been studied, with plenty of research showing that kids who are read to tend to develop reading, thinking and numeracy skills faster than kids who are not. Reading with your kids can have other benefits too. Kids can learn about life and relationships through the stories and characters in their books, while also learning to develop a more complex vocabulary and better communication skills. On top of that, reading aloud can help to develop the bond between parent and child, providing special together-time as they share books together.
So what kind of children’s books should you buy? There are hundreds of thousands of kids’ books on the market, covering everything from talking trains, to recalcitrant dinosaurs, to imaginary friends. With so much variety on offer, it’s simply a matter of finding kids’ books your child has an interest in, and then putting aside time to read together. It’s never too early to start! With the awesome range of baby books out there, you can start the routine with littlies, reading to them as they grow.
Finding the Best Children’s Books
If you’re looking for the best kids’ books, it can be good idea to hit the book stores to find out what’s out there. With so many children’s books and baby books available, you may want to skim read the story before you buy it. This can help you gauge whether the book is right for your child, whether the storyline will be of interest, and whether the language is suitable for your little one’s stage of learning.
Westfield is home to a superb selection of book sellers and book stores, so it’s always easy to find exactly what you want – whether that’s parenting books, audio books for kids, or cookbooks that offer healthy recipes for your family. Why not make a day of it? Bring the kids and check out all the shopping, dining and entertainment options at your local Westfield!