“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass

Nothing can outshine a twinkle in a child’s eyes…. not even fireworks in the sky. Storybooks are the best way to dive into a world of magic, adventure, and delight. The sparkle and twinkles will never fade away, for there is a secret world of storybooks that awaits. and children who read, will never ever be bored or lonely. 

“You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss

Reading books will make your child believe in endless possibilities. It is the best gift you can give to your child. Reading expands your child’s horizon. your child learns about sounds, words, and of course language. Your child learns about good values and the power of imagination. most importantly reading to your child is a great way to bond!

Most parents want their children to read storybooks. Some mothers even start reading to their unborn child. Studies suggest that singing and reading to your unborn baby can help in cognitive development (the process of acquiring knowledge).

With the holiday season coming up, we have tried to compile a list of some wonderful books that you can read to your child. 

Click on the images for the complete list 

But then again the list is endless. You can also choose from the following 

Panchatantra books, 

Aesop’s Fables, 

Kathasaritsagara, 

Arabian Nights,

Robinson Crusoe, 

Gulliver’s Travels, 

Grimm’s Fairy Tales. 

Books by Charles Dickens, 

Books by Lewis Caroll  

Books by Mark Twain 

Books by Enid Blyton

The entire Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon

Books by Julia Donaldson 

Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene

The Hardy Boys series 

Don’t overwhelm your child with a lot of books. Just start with one at a time. Grab a cuppa hot chocolate and sit in a warm, cozy and quiet place, and indulge in the most delightful and exciting adventure with your bundle of joy ….  Enjoy every moment while you can, for this time won’t come back. 

Happy holidays!!! 

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss 

This article is by Ambika Rikhye

Ambika is a Gurgaon based published author of the book ‘Mirage’.
She loves writing and gardening. She meditates every day to keep her sanity intact. Her favourite time of the day is when she is reading bedtime stories to her son. Currently, she is working on her second book.

 
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