How to Choose a Book

June 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM Leave a comment

by: Jennifer Perez

The idea of choosing a new book may not sound like a challenge, but nowadays, there are just so many options!  As parents, it is a great idea to teach our children ‘how’ to choose the perfect book for them.

Activity:

Take your child to the library and let them explore the children’s section.  Ask them to choose a minimum of five books that are of interest to them.  Once the books have been chosen, sit down at a table together and begin the ‘new book’ search.  Ask your child to:

  1. Look at the cover-does the illustration grab your attention?  If so-proceed.
  2. Is there a summary-if so, ask your child to read it.  Ask them if this is still a book that interests them. If it does-proceed.
  3. Now, have your child skim and scan the book.  All this means is to flip through the pages and read a few lines here and there.  If your child has difficulty reading three or more words-that book is probably not going to be a good match.

Happy Reading!

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