The Grinch and other Tales
Children love stories and are always eager for the next tale. They are always awe struck with the Grinch stories – How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Halloween is Grinch Night and other classics from Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss. So be sure you have these on the kids bookshelf.
There’s a story for every occasion and you can read a story fit into the day’s events – grouchy kids at breakfast? Tell them about Green Eggs and Ham; after a day at the beach you can cap the day with One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – all from Dr. Seuss.
Start your kids off with the Grinch and sail smoothly to Harry Potter. As the kids grow older, they’ll want to read books on their own. By stuffing the kids bookshelf with colorful animal books and you won’t go wrong with The Big Red Barn, Your Mama is a Llama?, Jesse Bear What will You Wear?, and lots more.
Classics to Futuristic
Start your toddlers with childhood picture books and the concept books of the alphabet or counting and segue into traditional literature – myths, ballads, fables, fairy tales, and legends. Read them fun poems as you go along and when the toddlers become bigger children, they’ll shift their interest to fiction and futuristic books, read Star Wars. Better have a well-stocked kids bookshelf.
Not all classics fitted for children work well, read. But you can’t have them clueless about the Three Little Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella. As you read along from the books on the kids bookshelf, your toddlers will learn which board book or picture book they would demand you to read for them.
They’ll point out the books for the bedtime story and as they grow older until they are twelve they’ll be reading Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Gulliver’s Travels and Lorna Doone or Little Lord Fauntleroy.
As years pass, they’ll be avid fans of super heroes – Aquaman and Zatana. Don’t forget to share your enthusiasm for Batman and Superman and the Star Wars crew with them. Take them to the movies for some adrenalin-pumping action and you’ll be surprised at their sophistication when it comes to book and comics heroes. Thanks to the collection on the kids bookshelf and the movies.
Should You Introduce Shakespeare?
Any kid will have to confront Shakespeare in school. It would be smart to get them on Shakespeare – the easier read of course such as the Stories from Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean.
When the time comes, your Shakespeare savvy child has an idea of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Macbeth, and The Midsummer Night’s Dream. The paperback edition would be a nice addition to kids bookshelf even if your child is already eleven years old.
As the years fly, you will marvel at the extent and variety of your child’s collection and his or her stash of knowledge and vocabulary. So now what’s on the bookshelf Pop?