What to Read to Kids

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The message is clear and, thank goodness, frequent: “Help your child become a more successful reader by reading to him OR her from the time your child is born.” Research has shown that it works better than any reading drills, expensive pre-school programs or reading instruction to help a child learn to read. Besides that, it’s cheap and it’s fun for both parent and child. However, there’s more. It’s not enough to just read aloud for a few minutes, kiss the child goodnight and leave the room. You’ve got to stick around a while. Reading to your child is a great bonding experience. Here are some of the latest books to try.