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What activity can you encourage that will be more vital to your child's future than a love of reading?
For young children, a mystique grows around reading. They instinctively recognize reading and writing as a huge part of what separates them from adults. You can help them hold on to this love, or you can allow it be lost... forever.
There are a gazillion children's books out there. Do you need help finding the ones that'll hold a child's interest? That's what we're here for.
Your Imperfect Guide - Me
When it comes to kids' books (and movies, which I used to write), I used to feel that the quality of the story was the only important thing.
That was before I watched my own child being read to. (If you've never had this pleasure, I urge you to treat yourself ASAP!)
While the story was being read, my daughter's eyes darted about the page like a school of minnows on the run! (If a child is that engaged, you can bet that reading is having the effect you want.) Since then, I seek out picture books that are richly illustrated in addition to having a great story.
You'll find a lot of resources on this site, including the thoughts of our terrific reviewers. After all, we all have the same goal: to find books for our children that will stimulate a lifelong love of reading.
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