Taking the plunge to have a family can be an exciting, and somewhat daunting prospect. However, the natural instinct for most human beings is to pro-create (as it is with any species of animal). When you have children, your maternal or paternal instinct will “kick in” to the point where you would lay down your life for your youngsters.
However, I’m not here to teach you how to “suck eggs” in terms of how protective you are of your family. I’m here to give you some information on how you can help educate your child. School is an obvious one, every child will attend school, but you can also help them when they’re not in the classroom.
A bedtime story is something most parents will do for their children and we all know the reason why you will do this don’t we? At the end of a long day, you will want to know that you can help your child to drift off to sleep so you can have a bit of relaxation time. However, this shouldn’t be the only reason you will open your child to the world of stories, and books.
Interactive books for children are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to educate a child outside of school. You may think this will just help them become more advanced at reading, or help them to extend their vocabulary but, there are other more subtle things a book like this will teach your child.
Decision making skills are something every person needs in life, and if you can teach your child to make the right decisions, it’s likely they’ll make fewer mistakes when they get older. Interactive books for kids will not only bring a story to life, they also have a very clever way of teaching a child to make a decision.
Say for instance they reach a turning point in a story. For example, the hero has to decide if he will either make a jump across a ravine that’s impossible, or take the long way round. Your child will have control over this decision, and they will also see the outcome. This will teach your child something that’s highly important in life.
When they see that the hero doesn’t make the jump, and has to start the story again, the next time, they’ll make the right decision (hopefully). These books can be as simple or as complicated as you like. For very young children who are just starting out in the world of reading, it is possible to have a very easy story-line that only includes perhaps, one decision to make.
Once your child becomes more adept at it, you can introduce them to interactive books for children that have a more complicated story-line with many decisions to make. The fact is these books have interesting graphics, voice-overs that will read to your child, and a broad range of different subjects to choose from. They will teach your child the art of reading, and the best thing of all is your children won’t even know they’re being educated!
This is a guest post. Michelle enjoys writing topics about children attitudes and behaviour.
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