With age, children’s preferences change, and if at 2-3 years old kids enjoy listening to Ryaba Hen and Cat House, by the age of 4-5, other books like them.
My daughter cannot read yet, but listens to my reading with pleasure. She also pays a lot of attention to illustrations, discussion of characters’ actions, and if the book is musical, then the book can captivate the baby for a long time – there will be dances and songs.
To this fairy tale, the daughter has tender feelings since the age of two. True, then I read the work in an abbreviated form (or, as it is called, an adapted version), and now we are aware of all the details from the story about the Little Mermaid.
We have an amazing book with illustrations by A. Lomaev (Azbuka Publishing House, St. Petersburg). It is very pleasant to hold in her hands – high-quality printing, beautiful drawings, which, I am sure, are of artistic value.
The book is worth a lot (about 900r.), But it belongs to the category of books that are bumped into memory for a long time. Approximately, as I still have in my thoughts, illustrations from the Wizard of the Emerald City and the Adventures of Dunno.
The daughter is so sympathetic to the heroine that sometimes even loses the shoe during a walk, and when the boys serve her, she calls them princes.
In addition to simple children’s publications, we also have a large book about Cinderella, similar to the one described above, but the illustrations in it are somewhat worse.
But the most successful is the musical book, the mechanism of which reproduces excerpts from the Soviet Cinderella cartoon (do you remember the song And the forest bird sings so joyfully and sadly to us?).
This daughter also received this book for the opportunity to dance to the music from the ballet of the same name by PI Tchaikovsky. And the story of the Nutcracker is quite interesting.
It may be a little early to acquaint a four-year-old child with such books, but if the child is interested, then why not? That is why we have books about insects and the structure of the human body.
We are also happy with the whole family leafing through the American-made Microcosmos book – this is an amazing quality book that contains unique macrophotographs (with an increase to several tens of thousands of units) of everything that surrounds us, from the spider’s foot to the muscle fibers.
As preparation for school, we often study books by Chaika Publishing House (Kharkov). Tomorrow, the school includes books for children, reading by syllables, best alphabet and counting, English in pictures, English for children, speech development.
Publications are bright, colorful, high-quality printing and low cost (one book, in which about 60 pages costs about 100 rubles or 25 UAH), which made them real hits in the company of its peers.
And books on learning English are very similar to the Big Walt Disney Dictionary, which I remember from the time of my childhood. I really wanted my daughter to have a similar book.
If at an early age children read about the same books, then at preschool age you should already listen to the wishes of the child – someone likes to hear about princesses, and someone likes stories about animals more.
Despite the development of electronic technology, paper books still hold leadership positions in the field of parenting. Therefore, do not forget about reading, this process perfectly develops imagination, imagination, speech, enriches the vocabulary and has many other useful properties.