Reading is a vital skill for everyone. It helps increase a child’s vocabulary and helps with general knowledge. It is never too early to start reading with your child, the sooner the better in fact. Even if your child can’t read yet you can read aloud with them, discuss the pictures in the book and generally just talk about it. Picture books are great for a childs imagination, which helps develop their mind.
We introduce books at an early age in our family and I believe this has helped our girls develop a love for reading. Munchkin at 9 years old is a total book worm and can often be found in her room reading. Her favourites are factual books and due to this she has alot of general knowledge stored in her head; leading her to be picked to represent her class at a school quiz. Bee at 3 already gets excited when she sees a new book and promptly sits down to have a look through it.
Raising Young Believers has written an excellent post about reading and children. Go have a read of her blog post about Raising Readers to introduce our blog hop.
If you are a blogger then please do take part in our blog hop and ‘Lets Read Together’. We have dedicated the month of August to reading with children and are focusing on books for Muslim children. So if your child has a favourite book, if you have a list of your top 5 books for Muslim children, or anything else, then do blog about it and join our blog hop. You simply have to grab the code and place it at the bottom of your post!
We look forward to seeing your posts in sha Allah!