May is Get Caught Reading Month. Educators and parents alike agree that instilling a love of reading in children is one of the most valuable things you can do as a parent – and Brainly is here to support students and those guiding them along their reading journey! A recent data study by Brainly, the world’s largest online learning platform and homework help community, discovered the top children’s books by state. Do you see your favorite on this list?
National Top 5:
- The Cat In The Hat
- Owl Moon
- The Three Little Pigs
- If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The benefits are significant – reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. A childhood love of reading sets the stage for success as an adult, through school years and beyond. Below are Brainly’s tips to encourage young readers at home:
- Reading rewards. For every 10 books, your child reads, allow him/her to choose a prize from a bin of dollar store goodies or earn some type of coveted privilege.
- Piggyback on their passions. Pick books for your child that feature topics and themes he or she is already interested in.
- Make a themed reading nook. Work with your child to make it an area where they’d want to hang out, which makes reading time even more special and appealing. Some themes might include under the sea, a Native American teepee, a princess palace, or outer space.
- Set a good example. The best way for kids to become more vivacious readers and to cultivate a love of reading is to learn by example from their parents. Parents who read often are more than twice as likely to have kids who like to read.
Have older children? Check out Brainly’s top books for young adults.