Choosing a Suitable Storybook for Children.

There are many titles and type of books available in the shops which make some of parents having difficulty to choose for their children.

Most of us will look for books with more words, thick and cheap. We would think of what our children could learn from the book, or else we will decide not to buy any.

Children's Picture Book need to suit their age.
Children’s Picture Book need to suit their age.

Below are the two questions that you could ask yourself before choosing a storybook for your child:

1. How old is your child?

Which age group does your child fall into?

+ Baby (born to 18 months)

Choose smaller books with 2 major colors of black and white.
No words needed in the book. Board book is the most suitable.

+ Toddler ( 2 to 4 years)

Choose book with a size that you and your child comfortable to hold. Most of the time, an adult needs to have the toddler to sit on your lap to read the book together.

Simply ensure that the size is comfortable for both of you to handle. At this age, they appreciate books with colors and some text.

+ Preschool (4 – 6 years)

A book which can be handled personally by the child is more suitable. Give our children to choose the books they wanted to read.

At this preschool age, most children are comfortable with more text with 4-6 words in 5- 6 sentences on each page.

Find out about the content of the book. The story which has clear illustration and interesting for your child to hook on is far more important.

Related: A Story of Real Life: Telling without telling.

2. What is the purpose of buying the books?

Books do not meant mainly for school and academic purposes only.

For young children, especially preschoolers, books can be a simple leisure, where they can learn and have fun at the same time.

Buy children’s picture books for class and home used at


“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald

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