Books for our Curious Kids
Let's ask our selves, How important is kids education?
VERY IMPORTANT. Right.
And what is the most important tool for it? BOOKS. If you agree then this article might interest you.
Books are proven to be self-indulging and a very smart investment. Research shows that childhood passion for books can shape a successful life ahead. It even suggests that children whose parents read to them every day, perform better at school.
So, comes the important task of choosing the right books for our growing minds. One that would shape their future.
It is a huge list, so where do we start?
Recently I stumbled upon a few articles, related to the topic. A few suggestions from there, based on 3 levels — International, National and Bit Personal.
Let’s begin with a website called, Literati Books, a kids book subscription platform. I came across this site in an article on Fast Company. The articles talked about many Thought Leaders and their childhood passion for books. (For Full Article Click Here)
Literati, Magical packages delivered every month (as per their website), recently released this special box, called “Great Minds”. The box was filled with titles personally selected by well-known minds across industries. 14 guest curators to be specific.
Let’s list out a few recommendations here.
Sundar Pichai, Google — ‘The Wild Robot’ By Peter Brown, ‘Madeline’ By Ludwig Bemelmans.
B.J.Novak, Comedian (known for ‘The Office’) — ‘Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book’ By Shel Silverstein (a very twisted version of an alphabet book).
Steven Pinker, Experimental Psychologist & Linguist — ‘The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins’ By Dr. Seuss.
Amy Tan, Author, and Maria Popova, Blogger — ‘The Little Prince’ By Antoine de Saint- Exupéry.
Melinda Gates, Philanthropist — ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’ By Andrea Beaty.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook — ‘Girls Who Code’ Series.
I am looking forward to reading these to my kid, in the near future.
Now, let's come back home, a few suggestions by ‘The Hindu’ newspaper, books shortlisted for Goodbooks Award 2019.
They covered a variety of genres amongst which were titles like, ‘I Will Save My Land’ by Rinchin (Picture Book Story), ‘Ambadas’s Dancing Brush’ by Rupal Vaidya (Picture Book Illustration), ‘Boy No 32’ by Venita Coelho (Fiction), ‘Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Paintbrush’ by Anita Vachharajani (Non-Fiction). (You can read the article here)
Personally, I can validate a few informative books that intrigued my 3-year-old. A Hulk fan, who likes to jump and tumble all over the place, loves his time scanning the pictures in these books.
Books series by National Geography and Time-Life. They have books describing details about everyday life, marine life, wheels and wings, music and art, sky and earth, and many more.
The best part is the parent's widget info, which explains in detail about that topic. So you are not just reading it for your child, but along the way catching info for yourself as well.
Brilliant isn’t it.
Few in the collection that we have of Time-Life Series are —
Things Around Us
Animals in Action
Flowers and Trees
Sky and Earth
Life in Water
Music and Art
Insect World (my son’s extreme favorite)
Wheels and Wings
All in good times