Friday, September 9, 2011

365 Days of Reading: Tip #12 - Nonfiction Books for Babies

Even babies can benefit from seeing different book formats, so don't get stuck in a rut with nothing but simple rhyming books on the bookshelf (although these are great, too, in their own way!).

Nonfiction books for little ones should still maintain the format of older kids' reference books while replacing the text with simpler language that relies heavily on illustrative support. Look for books with chapter headings, a table of contents, photographs of real life, maps, informative drawings or diagrams and picture glossaries.

Also, boys often tend to prefer nonfiction reading over fiction, poetry or drama, so observe your son's interests and get some great reference reading started when he's young.

Here are some great ones! The Eyewitness series is for a bit older audience but your younger child will love to look at the highly detailed pages and point out the things that he recognizes:

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