Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.
Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while young—and it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!
To make your reading journey more exciting, here is a list of ten classic children’s books your child is certain to enjoy. Plan your special time of day or night, find a comfortable place, and let the journey begin!
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
- Madeline (series) by Ludwig Bemelmans
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Creating a reading tradition will have benefits that will last for a lifetime. Although your infant does not know how to read and may not understand all of the words, there are still great benefits for reading to infants and toddlers. Your child will eventually recognize words and sounds and even embrace a favorite book, which you will likely read over and over again!
There are so many additional benefits of early reading, and we encourage you to talk to the educational experts at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies. They understand the developmental process of infants, toddlers, and preschool children and enjoy sharing their expertise with parents who are interested in educating children in childcare, daycare, preschool, and at home.
For more information on special preschool programs that help and support your child in reaching his or her learning goals, talk to the staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies Houston. The Kids ‘R’ Kids First Class Curriculum® incorporates many learning tools that are fun and engaging and the staff would love to discuss each program with you.
About Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies®
Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies® provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With over 160 locations in 15 states, Kids ‘R’ Kids International® is a family owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. Find a Kids ‘R’ Kids location near you.