• What to read a child?

    Experts in the field of child psychology research unanimously note the influence of reading on the formation of children's consciousness. It is at the moment of reading that those parts of the brain that are usually not involved in obtaining information by other means are activated and come into operation. Thus, reading becomes a prerequisite for the normal development of the child. But are any works suitable for children of different ages? We offer to find out what you can read a child under the age of three years, children of preschool and school age.

    What to read to children under 3 years

    The child can begin to read right from infancy. Some parents are wondering why this should be done if the baby still does not understand anything. Of course, the child does not perceive the meaning of what has been read, but he picks up the intonation of the voice, its timbre and smoothness of speech. This allows it to be formed in response to speech, which is different during normal conversation and during reading.

    Becoming older, the child himself begins to learn to speak and it is very important for him to hear a speech that can be imitated.Children who have read a lot in childhood have a rich vocabulary, are better able to formulate thoughts and have a better memory. Parents who wish to instil in their child a love of reading from childhood can choose the following as desktop books.

    Folk rites and jokes

    They are small in volume, they are easy to remember, and later repeat.


    This is the best option for children of this age. Rhyme is well perceived by the child’s ear and allows him to memorize words without difficulty. On the works of Agnes Barto and Boris Zakhoder, more than one generation has grown up, but today you can find equally interesting and fascinating books for children with poems and colorful illustrations.

    For example:

    • “Little Willie Winky”, “Let's Play!” (Verses by I. P. Tokmakova);
    • "It smells of a horse mitten" (verses M. Yasnova);
    • "Polite Elephant" (verses by V. Lunin, V. Levin, R. Mucha);
    • Poems by foreign author D. Donaldson, published in the books "If the house is crowded," "The Snail and the Whale", "Timothy Scott" and others;
    • Collections of children's poems, including the works of many authors: "I bought a ram donut", "Scientific bug", etc.


    With the baby, you can also learn children's songs that will help develop a musical ear.

    Russian folk tales

    An excellent reading option for children under 3 years old are short fairy tales, such as:

    • "Hen Ryaba";
    • "Gingerbread Man";
    • "The wolf and the seven Young goats";
    • "Little Red Riding Hood";
    • "Three piglets".

    What to read to children of preschool age

    To expand the horizons of preschool children need already with the help of more complex literature. Alternatively, consider:

    • The works of A. S. Pushkin "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish", "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", "Winter Road", etc .;
    • Fables of Krylov;
    • Stories and tales of L. N. Tolstoy;
    • The cycles of the stories of M. M. Zoshchenko “Smart animals”, “Funny stories”, etc .;
    • "The Adventures of Buratino" (A. Tolstoy);
    • "The Wizard of the Emerald City" (A. Volkov);
    • Works by L. Panteleev, K. G. Paustovsky, S. A. Baruzdin, N. N. Nosov, V. Bianki, E. Uspensky and others.

    In more detail with the information on this topic you will be introduced to our section "Questions and Answers" - What to read to your child before entering school.

    What to rest for schoolchildren

    Younger students can read such works

    • “The Amazing Adventures of the Edward Rabbit” (C. DiCamillo);
    • The series of books by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, the hero of which is the boy George (“George and the secrets of the universe”, etc.);
    • Adventure stories about pirates and treasure hunts (“Treasure Island”), cowboys (“Cowboys and Indians”);
    • “One Thousand and One Nights”, fairy tales of Bazhov;
    • Y. Koval, “the adventures of Vasya Kurolesov”;
    • V. Dragunsky "Deniskins stories."

    Older students may be interested in the works

    • K. Bulycheva about the adventures of Alice Selezneva;
    • A. Conan Doyle “The Lost World”;
    • A. Dumas "Three Musketeers";
    • J. Verne "Children of Captain Grant."

    As well as books on psychology, novels, detective stories, science fiction and scientific journalism. Every child in adolescence chooses his own area of ​​interest, and the choice of works for boys and girls differs.

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