Don't let technology completely take over your child's life. Encourage reading so that books can be the gateway to numerous adventures for your child. Find out which books your child will love to read cover to cover!
Books are slowly being replaced by video games and handheld devices as the ultimate form of entertainment for kids. However, there is yet to be an equivalent that can replace the emotions that a good book can incite. If you are finding it difficult to prise the devices from your child’s hands this school holidays, we share some popular books for kids that you can introduce to them. These books will have them reading cover to cover.
The key is to get a book that is able to ignite their imagination and curiosity. It needs to have the power to evoke a sense of wonder and bring them to a fantasy which they can relate to as well. It can be difficult to find a good book that can compete with modern-day distractions, but there are some good books out there that can give technology a run for its money. Here are our picks for popular books for kids that are page turners to the last degree:
The wizarding world of Harry Potter
J.K Rowling is a true artist. She draws her readers into an amazing world weaved in between fantasy and reality. She has written a series of seven books on the life of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione.
The first book is exceptionally engaging with themes that children can relate to, for example new friendships mixed with a dash of adventure and magic. A word of caution though, books four, five and six in the series have a darker tone to them with themes about death and murder. Thus, it is up to parents to practice caution when introducing these books.
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The wonderful world of Roald Dahl
From this master storyteller, we have gained a wide range of literary gems, and the best part is that these popular books for kids cater to a wide range of reading levels as well.
Some of my personal favourites are Matilda, the Fantastic Mr. Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. These books are classics and will bring us back to our own childhood, and yet they resonate just as strongly in the new millennium.
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We definitely suggest a trip to the book store or library with your child to grab a copy of these popular books for kids, which will definitely take your child on a journey of never ending adventure.
Are there any popular books for kids that you would recommend? We’d love to hear from you!
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