It’s holiday time! Wondering what you can do to spend quality time with your little ones? Our answer is, reading!
Research has shown that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for children. These benefits include:
- Facilitating enriched language exposure
- Fostering the development of listening skills, spelling, reading comprehension and vocabulary
- Establishing essential foundational literacy skills
- Providing a shared social opportunity between parents and children to foster positive attitudes toward reading
Picking up the right books for different ages is equally important. Here are some recommendations from VivaLing English Coach Tom:
Dr. Seuss books
An all time favorite cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will send the reader on a once in a lifetime adventure!
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Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Barbara Park is best-known as the creator and author of the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series. The stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener has kept kids and parents laughing—and reading—for over two decades.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Befitting a teen’s diary, the books are filled with handwritten notes and simple drawings of Greg’s daily adventures.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Who hasn’t heard about Harry Potter and his magical school Hogwarts? The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. It’s time to enter a world full of wild imagination!
Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie embark on numerous adventures for Merlin and Morgan le Fay throughout the series. On their missions, they also receive the help of young magicians Kathleen and Teddy.
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
The fast-paced Percy Jackson series follows the adventures of young demigod (half mortal, half Greek god) Percy and his friends Annabeth and Grover. It’s all about courage, discovery and friendship!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Even if you have watched the movies, you won’t want to miss the book series for more twists! You’ll be on the edge of your seat when you read about how Thomas fights against WICKED for freedom.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
This romantic book is the first in the ‘Twilight’ series and will have your teen glued to the page. They will be emerged into a world of fantasy as they find Bella falling in love with an eternally young and beautiful vampire called Edward. Is there anyway their love can conquer all that stands between them?