Our kids don’t learn to read just so they can read– it’s important because reading is the key to much knowledge and learning.
And that learning can start very early when we read to and with our kids, and should influence the choice of at least some of the books we choose. As we strive to teach our young ones about good behavior, books can help.
They may laugh at the ‘bad’ behavior of characters in books, but they still recognize it for what it is. These books create teachable moments and talking points to help our kids learn more than just how to read.