Reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do to help them develop their reading and language skills and to encourage imagination. It’s also a wonderful way to spend quality time together.
Montessori Reading Materials & Types of Books to Read
For children under four years old, true stories are a must. Very young children devote their energy to exploring, ordering, and classifying their real environment. Make-believe or fantastic stories can confuse this important work.
Young children are interested in stories about:
- Other children
- True things
- Family life
Around five years old, children will begin to seek out make-believe and fantastic stories, as well as:
- Famous people
- Story Telling
In addition to reading stories, it is also beneficial to have “story telling” time at home. Pass along those home-spun yarns your ancestors told their children. Create some of your own and start back up the tradition by telling your stories to children.
You can make up stories about your own child and what he/she did all day, or about your childhood, an exciting adventure, the adventure of your family pet, etc.
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