Books are the best companions for kids of all ages.
The much-debated future of the book is secure. This was evident in the crowds at the World Book Fair. Though children's literature has recorded a huge growth in the past few years, there is a scarcity of both well-written books and good authors. An adult is often primarily concerned with literary content while the child is first aware of the physical properties of books.
The right reading habit in the child can be developed as early as the age of three. Children cannot be expected to enjoy books by Ruskin Bond, Tara, Stine, Rowling and Applegate without an introduction to books at the right age.
Colours attract three year olds, since the sense of touch and sight is developed. Introduce him to the books, which are colourfully illustrated with pop up pictures and cut-outs. When the child develops an interest in pets and toys at the age of four his imagination is just waking up and should be taught the concept of right and wrong.
A five or a six year old can be introduced to books of fantasies. This could help get rid of fear and aggressiveness.
Seven-year-old children can be exposed to newspapers and magazines. Books and comics of historical and mythological heroes are appropriate. This creates an awareness of the world around them.
Children above the age of eight like questioning things. Quench their thirst of knowledge, with books on why, how, when and where.
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