Books are a treasury of words that you should introduce to your kids at an early age. Reading with your kids or reading to your kids is a special kind of joy that you should not deprive your kids of. There are few classics that never cease to elicit strong emotions. They teach your kids about right and wrong, love and hate, and many important lessons of life.
Here is a list of books that every parent should read to their kids.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
You must already be familiar with the story of a little boy who wins the lottery for a visit to the greatest chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. The story teaches about kindness, humbleness, and most importantly, the love of family. It is a great book that to read to your children. It’d make them realize the importance of family in one’s life.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The story of the giving tree will move you. It is a story about a young boy and his friend, a tree. The tree gives everything to the boy as he grows until there is nothing of the tree except a stump. The story comes with a moral lesson of generosity and kindness. It also conveys the love a parent bears for their child.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web is a great story which has a central theme of friendship and survival. The story is about a young girl who befriends and adopts animals like Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig. When they find out that the father of the girl is going to slaughter the pig, the animals and the girl work together to come up with a plan to save him.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Corduroy is a teddy bear who somehow gets stuck at a department store after it has closed. In his pursuits of finding his lost button, Corduroy finds a new home. The story is about acceptance and a tale worth rereading.
But No Elephants by Jerry Smath
The story is about Grandma Tildy who adopts all kinds of animals from the pet man but avoids adopting an elephant. She is prejudiced about elephants and doesn’t adopt him. However, when she adopts him against her desires, it turns out that the elephant saves Grandma Tildy’s house. The tale delivers the lesson that one should not be prejudiced.
Green Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss
In the story, Sam-I-am constantly asks the unnamed narrator to try green eggs and ham. But the unnamed narrator says that he doesn’t like them and so he doesn’t want to try them. As the story progresses, Sam-I-am and the narrator go n adventures and the narrator tries green eggs and ham and likes them.
The moral of the story is that one should try the thing before making their mind about it which all kids should adhere to.
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
The story revolves around a young girl and her family and her stuffed bunny Knuffle. It is a story that highlights the highs and lows of growing up and the relationship shared by the young girl and her stuffed bunny.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
The book is about a mother who constantly shows her love for her child despite how old he has grown. She loves him from the very beginning of his life till he is a grown man. It teaches the child about mother’s eternal love.
A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein
A Light In The Attic was a very controversial book when it was first published by the writer. It is a book of poems that encourage the naughty behavior of children, for instance, the poem, “How Not To Have To Dry The Dishes”. Parents disapproved of the book but it could not stop the book from being highly popular among children.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The book with its interesting pictorial depiction tells about a caterpillar’s journey in becoming a butterfly. The beautiful illustrations tell the story in a fun manner and teach kids about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.