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Top 5 Books That Can Make Your Children Fall In Love With Reading

Updated: Aug 18, 2020


Reading books is a treasurable habit to inculcate in children since a young age as it builds up vocabulary, comprehensive abilities, writing skills, and teaches life’s valuable lessons.


Often, parents ask, ‘where to start?’ Here’s my reading recommendations for the children of age group 6-10 years. Even if they cannot read every word, parents can read out to their children which will have a positive bond between the two. A highly recommended activity is reading aloud to our children which will develop their listening skills along with their comprehending skills. So jump in!!


(1) Matilda by Roald Dahl


Matilda is a brilliant child who is a victim of insensitive parenting. Using her mind’s

power, she gets through all odds and finds a true friend and parent in Miss Honey,

her teacher. Told in simple language, Matilda is about realising the ability of mental

strength when physical powers fail.


(2) Grandma’s Bag of Stories by Sudha Murthy


Woven around animals, fairy tales and mysterious characters, Grandma’s Bag of Stories has a timeless appeal to the preteens and adults. Each of the stories has a moral lesson for the readers. Being colourfully illustrated, the book is even more attractive to flip through.


(3) Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm by Nandana Dev Sen


Talky Tumble is a cheerful kid, living in Jumble Farm with her mother. The story builds up on how with the farm animals’ help, she responds when her mother falls ill. Apart from amazing illustrations, the book treasures word puzzles and rhymes, making it a wonderful choice for kids who have just started to read and spell.


(4) Tad by Benji Davies


Tad is about a tadpole who lives with her tadbrothers and tadsisters, all scaredof the Big Blub. The turning point of the story is how Tad’s meeting with Big Blub changes her outlook forever. The book has lively illustrations to tickle the imagination power of the child readers.


(5) The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond


The Cherry Tree is about young Rakesh who planted a cherry seed in his grandfather’s garden. As the cherry tree grows through all odds, Rakesh becomes more attached to it. The attractively illustrated story teaches the value of perseverance, patience and kindness to the children.


Hope you will like reading out these books to your children and enjoy the illustrations together.

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