The best gift that parents give to their kids is the gift of learning. Teaching your kids moral lessons through stories and everyday situations is a difficult task because after a point, as a parent you run out of story ideas. No matter how creative we might be but when you have a kid who’s also asking to be entertained or recite a story, you WILL run out of them eventually. To get rid of your daily duty of reciting children stories, we have come up with a list of best books you can get your kids if they are 4 to 8-year-olds. Get your kid these storybooks and make reading and learning a hobby for them.
What Pet Should I Get? Is a picture book is like a buried treasure because the never-before-seen rhyming romp of pictures keep the kids engaged in reading for a good amount while they learn about domestic pets or animals? The story revolves around a brother and sister who visit a pet shop but cannot decide which one to get.
LESSON:The book teaches the kid that sometimes in life, it is difficult to make choices even for kids but ultimately, you have to make those decisions yourself.
AGE: Children of all age group
2. It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book. The story is about a poor man who lived with his mother, wife and six children in a single room hut and about how his life kept getting worse when he got tired of his life and took the advice of a Rabbi. The book portrays some lessons in a funnier way through the picture illustrations. Kids who enjoy folk tales and old style humour will have a great experience reading this book!
LESSON: The story teaches kids about being grateful for the things they have in their life, instead of complaining about the ones they don’t.
3. Goodnight Moon, By Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon is a classic storybook about a little rabbit at bedtime. A perfect bedtime story that has lulled generations of kids to sleep. The cosy illustrations about how the little bunny is ready to sleep and is saying goodnight to all his family members is a perfect way to send your kids to bed.
AGE:Up to 2
4. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble earned Steig the 1970 Caldecott Medal, his first of many Caldecott and Newbery Medal honours. The book was nominated for the 1970 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1978. This storybook is about Sylvester, a donkey who collects pebbles of various shapes and colours. One day he comes upon a pebble that grants him wishes and how he accidentally turns himself into a rock on being scared by a lion. The rest of the story features Sylvester's personal attempt to change back into his true self and his parents' search for their only son.
5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This storybook is about a boy who learns about the act of giving but by the time he does, it is too late for realization.
LESSON:The story teaches kids about the gift of giving, being generous and appreciating generosity.
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