10 Books to read for your child - Age 6 - 11
Parents are used to inspiring toddlers and babies enjoy stories by reading to them. But as children grown-up and start schooling, reading looks as if work rather than fun – and kids, mainly teens, may discontinue reading. Learn strategies you can use to encourage and be a source of strength to laid-back readers, so that they eventually be readers who want to read for the sheer joy of it. Teen’s lives these days are becoming more and more digital, books battle with the irresistible bait of games, social media, laptops, smartphones, TV’s and schoolwork for teens time. Find enthusiasms, zeal and game plan to encourage teens to read for delight.
Give heed to those days when we really believed that volcanoes blew up on Jupiter when Shikari Shambhu got angry or Chacha Chaudhary truly lived someplace in India with his mind working faster than a supercomputer? Hunt for those books we bet you too have stored it somewhere in your house – after all they taught us a strong mind is more powerful than a huge body. Remember all those hot summer afternoons that you spent holed up, with limitless supply of mangoes and a sheaf of comic books to pass the time. Ah, the good ol' days. Dive back into that old pile this weekend and give your children the best of those refreshing plot and characters.
Each story has a lesson to learn and several ways to understand traits like leadership, compassion, modesty, friendship, loyalty, honesty, courage etc. As parents we ought to find more popular genres for young people, mostly during their young adult years, so that you can lead children to stories they'll enjoy. Bridging the gap amid mid fiction books and young adult books can be quiet tricky. We have some books that speak to those late childhood and early teen years.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Famous Five: 21 Exciting Adventures by Enid Blyton
- Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- Aladdin and the magic lamp by Antoine Galland
- Adventures of Sindbad the Sailor
- Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- The Hardy Boys Series
Apart from the absolute bliss of sharpening one’s imagination, study shows reading as a hobby improves literateness, fitness, and community services along with learning various consequences when a situation arises – but getting them to do so isn’t easy. The key to engaging teen readers is to find books that are not only accessible but also appealing.