Table of contents:
- Why read to a child?
- Which books are suitable for a child
- Choosing book design
- Don't forget about poetry
- Cartoon books
- Folk Tales
- Eligible Authors
- How much to read a day?
Probably everyone will agree that reading is a very useful hobby. But not everyone likes to read, especially today, when there are a lot of alternative ways to have a good time. Well, if you want to instill in your child a love of reading, then you need to start as early as possible. This will help you books for children 2-3 years old, sold in abundance in bookstores. But not all books are worth buying - the choice must be approached very seriously and responsibly.
Why read to a child?
From school, many parents remember stories that reading is a useful hobby. But few people have more specific information. Let's take a look at the benefits of reading as a child.
First of all, reading develops fantasy. Which is not surprising - the child looks at the pictures, imagines the characters and landscapes described in the book, all this allows him to develop a delicate taste, a sense of beauty.
But what is more important is that thanks to reading you can perfectly train your memory. Since childhood, the child's brain gets used to memorizing large amounts of information,and every year the volumes increase. It is quite expected that in adulthood he will not need to use numerous diaries and "reminders" to plan his day, not to forget anything.
At the same time, the intellect is trained. The brain, accustomed to processing large amounts of data, becomes especially "sharp", which makes it easy to solve many issues that have arisen in everyday life.
Finally, the vocabulary is enriched. After all, the average person uses a very limited vocabulary. Reading greatly expands this stock. A lover of reading in general can be immediately identified by the style of speech. This will be useful both in communication and during business negotiations.
Therefore, there is no doubt that instilling a love of reading is one of the most important things a parent should do for a child. And this is definitely more important than buying an expensive smartphone or a fancy tablet.
Which books are suitable for a child
You should be very careful when choosing books. They can both instill a love of reading, and forever turn away. In general, the best choice for children 2-3 years old is short fairy tales. Yes, it is short, which can be read in 2-5 minutes. Yes, they seem boring to parents, especially since many are already well known from childhood.
However, keep in mind - a child at this age rarely knows how to focus on one subject for a long time. For several minutes he listens with enthusiasm to a fairy tale, examines the picture, and then runs to other toys. Attempts to break a long tale into several partsthey will not lead to anything good - the child will hardly remember the beginning of the story and simply will not understand anything.
It is rather difficult to recommend specific books unequivocally - children at 2-3 years old vary greatly in their level of development and perseverance. If a child listens to a book with pleasure for a long time, then you can read Pushkin's fairy tales. They amaze with their magnificent style and richness of language - perhaps no modern children's author can boast of this. So Pushkin will help develop the child's vocabulary.
Choosing book design
It is very important that there are many pictures in the books. Preferably bright, beautifully drawn - no caricatures, surrealism and other things, which, alas, modern writers and artists often sin. Only direct and clear illustrations. A good choice would be books that have pictures with many small details. Some children may look at them for a long time, training their attention and memory.
Well, just pictures are needed to attract the attention of the child while the parents read him a fairy tale. Experienced adults also tell in detail what is shown in the picture, emphasize the details, ask questions that further train the memory.
You can choose not only artistic, but also educational books for children 2-3 years old. Children are almost always delighted with animals - tell them in more detail, find the tail, head, nose, eyes together, discuss the appearance and colors, what they do, what they eat. Such a conversation perfectly stimulates the development of the child.
It is desirable to have in the children's library not only simple books, but also printed on thick cardboard. They can be safely given to a child so that he himself studies the pictures - he definitely won’t be able to tear them by accident. And the habit of flipping pages also trains fine motor skills, which, as experts have proven, affects intellectual development.
Don't forget about poetry
We must not forget about poetry. Short "rhymes" are perfect - rhythmic and short, they delight children. However, they are more suitable for a period of 1.5 to 2 years. But it's a great start - some kids even memorize them themselves, which no doubt brings a lot of benefits.
If you recommend specific works, Agnia Barto's books will definitely be a good choice. They are short, simple words that are easy to understand, and yet all have an educational message.
However, you can take other poems, like "What is good and what is bad" by Mayakovsky, short works by Chukovsky.
Some modern children, spoiled by the constant watching of cartoons, simply do not want to pick up books. How can you get them interested? Fortunately, there is a way. This will help books created based on modern children's cartoons. The choice here is simply huge: "Masha and the Bear", "Barboskins" and many others. If you wish, you can also find books created based on Soviet cartoons: about Winnie the Pooh, a baby raccoon, Leopold the cat, a wolf from "Well,wait!" etc.
Moreover, just frames from cartoons are often used as illustrations. The main thing is to find the book that illustrates the adventures of the characters seen by the child on the TV or computer screen. He will probably be interested. And gradually, a few more can be added to his favorite book, including those not related to cartoons. A few weeks will pass, and the child will enthusiastically flip through them, asking you to read already well-known stories to him.
Of course, when talking about the best books for children aged 2-3, one should not forget about folk tales. "Gingerbread Man", "Ryaba Hen", "Wolf and Seven Kids", "Masha and the Bear", "Teremok" - the choice is really great. Most parents love these fairy tales from childhood - they will certainly not disappoint their children either. In general, spoiling familiar plots is quite difficult. The main thing is to make sure that the illustrations are of high quality. They, as mentioned above, are extremely important, because by studying pictures, the child learns the world, develops a sense of style and harmony. Help him develop properly!
Compiling a list of suitable authors will not be easy. Of course, the already mentioned books by Agniya Barto, Chukovsky and Marshak should be included in it.
Voronkov's prose is suitable: "Sunny Day", "Masha the Confused" and other children's works.
Kataev's books are good"Pipe and jug" and "Flower-seven-flower". Be sure to fall in love with the child "Kitten Woof", created by Oster. Many children and adults are delighted with Suteev's books, which he often illustrated with gorgeous pictures.
The choice here is just great - one review of books for children 2-3 years old will not fit even half. Therefore, visiting a bookstore, choose for yourself. And it is best to give preference to the Soviet classics. Alas, modern children's writers, not to mention their Western colleagues, are not even a match for them. The drawings often border on surrealism, the rhyme in the verses is lame or absent, the style is flat, the language is poor, and morality is either absent, or belongs rather to the culture of another planet, rather than human.
You can't make mistakes here. It is better to spend a few minutes, leaf through the book, evaluate the quality of the paper (it should be thick, strong), illustrations and the text itself. Only after that, making sure that the book will really bring joy and benefit to the child, buy it.
How much to read a day?
Another important question tormenting parents: how much should a child read a day? And there is no clear answer here. The main thing is not to force him, the child himself should want to study a beautiful book. And you can read as long as he is interested.
It is best to do five sets of two to three minutes (if possible) than to read 10-15 minutes in a row: the child will simply get boredthe same type of activity, and he will quickly lose interest. And this should not happen in any case!
This concludes our article. In it, we examined the most suitable and interesting books for children 2-3 years old, analyzed the principle of choice. And at the same time, they brought some suitable books that your children will definitely like.