Children of the 21st century, especially the gen Alpha are born with ipads are not ever inclined to read books. It is the unfortunate part of the change in generation, the lack of attention span. At times, it is not just our children who are the affected party, but also us.
However, if you do not wish for your child to have problems with reading later. Or, plagued with something worse like ADHD (Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder), it is important to hone their reading skill.
But, forcing them into any activity will only cause more aversion to the activity. This is why, one way to help your child find an interest in reading is to find the correct genre.
In this excerpt below, we will be discussing some of the best topics which your child will love to read.
Genres Which Your Children Will Love To Read
Without any further ado, let’s get into the different children literature topics you can grab for your child’s very first library.
Something out of the box, and away from the mundane monotonous world interests even adults. So, why not begin your child’s reading journey in lands far from the real world. A total out-of-the-box experience which will excite them to pick more books for leisurely reads.
2. Realistic Fiction
This is a neo-children literature dynamic seeing quite the limelight. The reason behind children liking this genre _ it helps them relate to the character. These stories take place in settings well known to them. Either in a school, or playground, or houses where someone of their age is embarking on a journey. These types of stories are also great when it comes to teaching children morals and values of the modern world.
3. Traditional Folktales
Over the years our beloved Grimm’s Fairy Tale has received a few backlash. However, these folklores always have a deeper meaning attached to it, and the best part is the openness to interpretation. This is why they remain a fan favorite for many parents who wish to impart these traditional folktales, and legends to their next generation.
Children’s literature is often for leisure to cut through the monotony of life. However, sometimes parents wish their child to take worldly inspiration from biographies. Although this shouldn’t be a daily read (for obvious boredom purpose), a good biography once in a while where it also narrates childhood anecdotes of the personality could be a good pastime.
Parents cannot leave biographies to their children, so why not make it a fun parent-child activity. Your narration could make these biographies even more interesting.
5. Science Fiction
As your child grows, they will be introduced to the world of science. Starting from all the phenomena of physics to human anatomy. So, why not give them a taste of science through fun children’s science fiction books. They will find fun in the subject way before the theory comes in.
Science fiction draws beautiful comparisons with the real world, and teaches children the magic of the subject through interesting storytelling. This will help children find their passion in the subject later.
Generally children are not adults who go on adventures and have their own independent stories to tell. However, in children’s adventure tales, they always do. Whether it is finding their way out of a forest and witch’s lair, or being the children’s detective agency in the local crime department. These stories give children a sense of ownership to their own life, and also helps their cognitive development in terms of critical thinking.
Fiction is generally what children gravitate towards. In all honesty, many parents have discarded the idea of nonfiction. However, it is sometimes about picking the right book which can peak their interest. Other ways of doing so would be to enroll them in online book clubs for kids, where through fun activities they find attraction towards these non-fictional children’s delights.
How To Encourage Children To Read More
Here are some of the top ways you can encourage children to read more:
Set an Example: Children often mimic their parents, so let them see you reading regularly.
Create a Reading Environment: Build a cozy reading nook with comfortable seating and good lighting.
Access to Books: Keep a variety of age-appropriate books at home and visit libraries.
Reading Aloud: Read to your child regularly, even when they can read independently.
Choice and Variety: Let children choose their own books, exploring different genres and topics.