Kindergarten is the year to construct the most solid foundation possible. Children learn to use symbols, pictures, and how to combine them with language. As they continue to learn, they consolidate this into patterns, that allow for fluency in reading and writing. But the ability to read and write does not develop naturally. It needs careful planning and instruction. Children need continuous interactions. From these experiences children learn that reading and writing are important valuable tools that will help them do many things in life.
The fun of teaching kids in kindergarten is introducing them to a collection of fantastic books. It is an age when kids get their first feel of the magic of stories, when they truly start to appreciate the enchanting world that books take them into.
Here are few books that you as a parent should introduce your kids in kindergarten, especially if you are trying to get your kid hooked to reading.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A story of love, warmth and compassion, this classic tale talks about the joy of giving selflessly, a lesson for elders as well as kids.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
A beautiful story about a mother’s love for her child. An ideal book to read aloud to your child.
Noddy’s Adventure in Toyland by Enid Blyton
For most kids, this is an introduction into the magical world that Enid Blyton created with Noddy, Big Ears, and all the other inhabitants of Toyland.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
An interesting classic story of an orphan child Heidi who is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. The story tells us how beautifully Heidi embraces her fate and falls in love with the mountains and makes them her world.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White
A tale of values, this is a story on friendship and faithfulness towards friends. A story of a pig who befriends a spider in the barn. But, when the pig is threatened, the spider must do all she can to save her friend. A must read book to kids!
Panchatantra Stories by Pt. Vishnu Sharma
A compilation of stories written around 200 B.C. with timeless lessons hidden within them. A favourite collection of stories for all age groups.
Remember, kindergarten needs to be fun and engaging. All children are gifted. It’s just that some open their package sooner. So please don’t rush with your growing toddler in order to develop the habit of reading. Check their readiness, slowly build their interest for reading and enjoy the entire process.
This post is a part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge – #BlogchatterA2Z on the alphabet ‘K’. My theme for this challenge is ‘Books for Kids’. You can find all 26 posts on this topic under the hashtags #themomsagas_books on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.