Kids are little human beings. They are far more sensitive and active to learning than adults. Learning is what shapes their mind toward the world. Children are free and open to everything, that’s what makes them vulnerable to certain subject matters. As they are free and open-minded they are open to various creative and knowledgeable things to explore.
Besides curriculum study and learning, children should also be exposed to real-world learning. Though curriculum learning is quite prominent. But bookish learning can be made more fun and joyous, with making children explore different writers and make them exposed to real-world learning.
This will also be beneficial for children, as reading various books will induce a habit of reading books and in constant learning mode.
However, children’s books or choosing a book for children is evidently major.
So for that purpose, here are some books suggestion for children.
- No Difference Between Us: Teach Children about Gender Equality, Respectful Relationships, Feelings, Choice, Self-Esteem, Empathy, Tolerance by Jayneen Sanders.
This book is remarkably incredible. The book talks about gender equality and encourages people to explore this subject with their kids. Children should be exposed to what gender equality means and there is no better way than storybooks. Children are visual learners, so a storybook is a great way to endorse the importance of gender equality, Respectful Relationships, Feelings, Choice, Self-Esteem, Empathy, and Tolerance.
About the author
“Jayneen (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced early years educator, author and publisher. She started her teaching career in the 1980s as a primary school teacher in rural Australia. She then moved to Melbourne and taught at a number of inner-city schools. In 1985, Jay had a changed career and became an educational editor and publisher. In the early 90s, Jay and her partner moved to Japan to work as English teachers. On returning to Australia, Jay began work as an educational author/packager. Since that time, she has authored and produced numerous award-winning titles for the educational publishing industry and is currently the Lead author for Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom in the US and Raintree in the UK. Jay has written over 100 titles in that series. Jay is a mother of three daughters and was a school councillor at her local school for over seven years.”
- Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect by Jayneen sanders.
This book dealt to teach Teach Children about Body Ownership, Respect, Feelings, Choices and Recognizing Bullying Behaviors.
‘This book explores consent and respect with children especially in relation to body boundaries, both theirs and others. A child growing up knowing they have a right to their own personal space gives that child ownership and choices as to what happens to them. These concepts are presented in a child-friendly and easily-understood manner.”
- The Gopi Diaries By Sudha Murty
“The Gopi Diaries is a series of three books for children about a dog called Gopi. Told in Gopi’s voice, the first book, Coming Home, begins with Gopi going to his new home, and tells the story of how he settles down with his loving, human family. How Gopi sees the world around him and what he thinks of the people in his life give the story a truly unique flavour.
Written in Sudha Murty’s inimitable style, these are books children and adults will treasure as the simple stories talk of basic values even when told from a dog’s perspective.”
About the author
Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in English and Kannada. Her books, which include eight bestselling works for children, have been translated into all major Indian languages. She is the recipient of the R.K.Narayan Award for Literature (2006), the Padma Shri (2006), and the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Crossword Book Awards. Sandhya Prabhat is an Independent Animator and Illustrator based in the Bay Area, California.
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
“The Giving Tree is an American children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein’s best-known titles, and has been translated into numerous languages.
This book has been described as “one of the most divisive books in children’s literature”; the controversy stems from whether the relationship between the main characters (a boy and the eponymous tree) should be interpreted as positive (i.e., the tree gives the boy selfless love) or negative (i.e., the boy and the tree have an abusive relationship).”
The book follows the lives of an apple tree and a boy, who develop a relationship with one another. The tree is very “giving” and the boy evolves into a “taking” teenager, a middle-aged man, and finally an elderly man. Despite the fact that the boy ages in the story, the tree addresses the boy as “Boy” his entire life.
About the author
Sheldon Allan Silverstein September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer, poet, cartoonist, songwriter, and playwright. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Silverstein briefly attended university before being drafted into the United States Army. Though perhaps best known for his children’s books, Silverstein did not limit his audience to children. During his rise to prominence in the 1950s, his illustrations were published in various newspapers and magazines, notably the adult-oriented Playboy. He also wrote a satirical, adult-oriented alphabet book, Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book, under the stylized name “Uncle Shelby”, which he used as an occasional pen name.
As a children’s author, some of his most acclaimed works include The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic. His works have been translated into more than 47 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies. As a songwriter, Silverstein wrote the 1969 Johnny Cash track “A Boy Named Sue”, which peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. His songs have been recorded and popularized by a wide range of other acts including Tompall Glaser, The Irish Rovers and Dr Hook & the Medicine Show. He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards as well as nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards.
source: Wikipedia.com / googlebooks.com