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Books for Kids: A Parent’s Shopping Guide

By admin | February 13, 2012

There are more children’s books out on the market than there are grains of sand on a beach, but in order to give your child the best experience you need to know what to look for and that means doing a little bit of research on the side. Especially if you don’t want to end up declaring bankruptcy from buying so many books at one time.

For starters, you are going to want to consult the critics. There are a wide number of critics who can all give you the professional appraisal you seek but the final verdict should ultimately fall on you. You are your child’s parent and you get to decide what is best for them. Once you have an idea what book or books might be best for your child, seek them out in a book store and actually read them. You don’t have to read the whole thing, just maybe the first five or ten pages. Get an idea for the book and where it’s going.

Finally, make sure the book is teaching something you want your child to know. Far too often parents will turn a blind eye to potentially offensive or objectionable material under some excuse like “oh it’s just a silly kid story.” WRONG. Children are very impressionable and the last thing you need is them absorbing the wrong kind of messages.

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