Just as you have to feed and exercise your body every day, you have to do it with your brain. Reading is a habit that needs to be strengthened at a young age. Children strengthen their cognitive and psychological development through reading. It takes them into a world of infinite possibilities and adventures where their imagination will be their most precious companion.
Reading will enable them to understand the world around them and help their vocabulary and concentration. Whether it’s with your children, nephews, or grandchildren, this list will definitely help you turn them into book addicts:
1. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (for ages 0 to 4)
The little hare loves the big hare very much, but a feeling like love cannot simply be measured. A beautiful book that teaches young children not to be afraid to express their feelings.
2. Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (for ages 4 to 6)
Frog and Toad’s friendship made them inseparable. Together they experience exciting adventures, take care of the garden observe how seeds grow, share cookies, and dream about being on stage as the best actors in the world.
3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (for ages 10+)
A pilot is lost in the Sahara desert. There he meets the Little Prince, a boy from another planet with a way of seeing life very simple and different from that of adults. Because of their philosophical content, adults will also enjoy this child classic.
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (for ages 12+)
Few people do not know who Harry Potter is. Let your little ones dive into the wonderful and exciting world of the most famous magician with the first book of the saga.
5. Momo by Michael Ende (for ages 12+)
Momo is a very special girl. She has the wonderful way of making everyone who listens to her feel good. But the arrival of gray men, who claim to take over people’s time, will change their lives.
6. Moomin’s Winter Follies by Tove Jansson (for ages 9 to 12)
Moomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over. Instead of hibernating, the family decides to boldly face the winter weather. Their wintry adventure seems to be going downhill until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not.
7. Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald (for ages 8 to 10)
There’s a lucky penny in Judy Moody’s pocket and it seems to bring her luck. She can’t stop winning at everything, may it be bowling, spelling, or the tricky Prize Claw. Now she’s certain she’ll ride the wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C.
What do you think of this selection, are there any that you disagree with, or would you add some other?