Why you should also read paperbacks to your kids?

Why you should also read paperbacks to your kids?

If you have been following us and surfing through our website, you would have known that my toddler boy and I absolutely adore books.

We introduced books to him when he was 18-20 months old. We took him to the bookstores and kept browsing for books, while he got to touch the books and explored them.

Serious reading started few months later and he was introduced to a variety of picture books. What I realized was that most of the picture books came as board books.

While we moved on to story books, I was surprised that there were very limited options in board books category. That is when we fell in love with paperbacks.

Take it from a bookseller who comes across a 100 books each day – that paperbacks are the best. The best children books that I have found have always been in paperback format.

Paperback Children kids books

Here are some reasons why you should introduce paperbacks to your kids

1.Reading a paperback teaches them how to be gentle with books.

2.It makes them feel trusted and responsibl.

3.When your child tears the paper pages you could use that as an opportunity for problem solving.

4.Children learn know that papers tear and cannot be fixed. This is also one of the reasons why they use glassware in Montessori spaces.

5.If your kids go to traditional schools this would be a perfect precursor to notebooks.

6.Because they save space.

And last of all, paperback books are priced low when compared to board books or hardcovers. It is light on the pocket πŸ™‚

Tips on handling paperbacks:

1.Show them how to turn the pages and how to care for the books.

2.Show them how to avoid dog ears in the page corners.

3.Slowly transition from board books to paper backs. During the transition period, you could do paperbacks for reading together and use board books while your child reads alone

Happy reading guys. Check out some of our loved paperback suggestions on the pictures below. And drop a comment on what is your favorite, I would like to get some lovely book recommendations as well πŸ™‚

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Book Review

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Book Review

The Giving Tree
Unconditional love!!
When I was a little girl, I heard this story for the first time in a church sermon along with my dad. And I remember my dad telling me the same story one night.
But he told me something more to the story I heard. He told me that parents would give everything they have to their kids without expecting anything back in return just to see their kids happy.
It didn’t make much sense to me then. But years later, I can understand every bit of what he said.
And that is what they call, unconditional love.
When I came across this title on Amazon book suggestions, I couldn’t resist from adding it to my cart. I knew my lil boy is only three years old and he cannot really understand the crux of the story. I still ordered this to be reminded of how not to be like the little boy and how to give like the apple tree.
The book cover has a small boy trying to catch the red apple falling from the tree πŸ™‚
The insides of the book and the illustrations are black and white with few words on each page.
I read this book while I was alone, realized one cannot make it to the last page without becoming emotional and be reminded of certain people in your life.
I would suggest this book for 4 years and above who would like to read about compassion, love and acceptance.
Happy reading πŸ™‚

Tulika Book-Lets Catch the Rain Book Review, Rain Activities and Make Rain Science Experiment for Toddlers

Hello Guys!!

Its been raining cats and dogs here. Rain Fury has brought Chennai to a halt!!

I took this opportunity to do a rain book based activity and it was a hit with my toddler.

Get the book Lets Catch the Rain from Tulika Publications from here.

Please check out my humble attempt on video recording this πŸ™‚


I hope to do more book reviews and activities based on the book here.

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Also play this fun game here based on the book πŸ™‚

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