Let’s get this clear from the start, the following books are fantastic to read to kids up to 5 years of age but that doesn’t mean that anyone over that age can’t enjoy them it is just that those people with children under the age of 5 might be struggling to find recommendations.
Reading to our children helps their development and we can also encourage them to read along with us. Picking fun, interactive stories with big and bright pictures will help to keep children interested.
It’s all too easy to just resort to putting their favourite TV shows on or handing them an iPad but we lose control over the development that they are making. There is no doubting that TV and online shows can be of benefit to our children but taking the time out to read not only helps them learn but also helps to build a bond.
Here are some of our favourite children’s books that you might want to consider when picking what you are going to read with your kids.
Where’s Spot is the first in a series of books about the loveable Spot the Dog. First published in 1980, Spot the Dog has gone on to become a favourite of children up and down the country for years.
Meg and Mog
Another favourite for years, Meg and Mog have been around since the 70’s and continue to entertain children to this day. A friendly witch and her cat Mog, they get up to all kinds of adventures.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published way back in 1969 and has sold over 30 million copies around the world. That many people can’t be wrong!
The Cat in the Hat
The famous Dr Seuss book has since been made into a feature film and the clever, rhyming book has proved to be popular among parents and children since 1957.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is a great tale of friendship between a boy and a penguin, recently made into a great (and emotional) short film too.
It might be better to leave this one to Christmas but being able to read The Snowman then watch the film is a great way to get into the festive spirit.
These are some of our top suggestions but there are loads of classic books and new options for you to choose from. As long as you take a bit of time out to read to your child we are sure you will reap the benefits in the long term.