We all grew up reading books in playschool or school! From fun stories to morally driven chapters, reading is a fabulous experience. Memories of reading books are engrossed in our lives so much, that we want to cherish them every now and then. The way we have grown, we also want our children to enjoy the leisure of reading books. Books and stories leave a lasting impact on every individual, thus, ancestrally people use to read books with moral stories to young children educating them about values.
It is not only the responsibility of parents but also of schools and play schools, to provide educating and fun books to children. A school is a place where the child takes a big step towards his community life. Many kids develop reading habits very early, hence, the library facilities and library time in schools or play schools play an important role in developing a child’s personality.
While as a parent you focus on all the facilities a school is providing, library resources should be one your priorities. It is important that schools maintain a high-quality book collection so that, every child can concentrate and study what interests him/her in the calm environment of a library. The new session has already begun and children are all excited and joyful. To encourage them more, we recommend some evergreen books which every child loves, and that every school library should maintain-
- Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan
- The Mahabharata (a child’s view) by Samhita Arni
- We, the children of India by Leila Seth
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
- Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma
- Little Indians by Pika Nani
- Letters from a father to his daughter by Jawahar Lal Nehru
- History of India (for children) by Roshen Dalal
- Granny’s Sari by Asha Nehemiah
- Mathematwist by T. V. Padma
Books are said to be a person’s best friend, and surely they can decorate a kid’s world. Parents should also read these books with their kids to develop a reading habit. Developing the interest of reading books will give the child motivation to read more, learn more and explore more.
The list can be long enough, why don’t you add your favorite ones to the list?