Inspire your children with beautiful books.
Enjoy this collection of meaningful books lovingly crafted by Nikki Rogers
For more information about each of these children’s books, click on the images below.
Recommended for ages 4-8.
Meaningful Children’s Books For Kids
There are a lot of picture books around that you could read to your preschooler. But, to state the obvious, not all picture books are created equal.
We all know that it is important to read meaningful children’s books to your child. Reading together every day is one of the best things you can do as a parent—for a child of any age.
But there is more to it than just reading together. It matters what you read. Don’t buy into the idea that “it doesn’t matter what you read, as long as you’re reading.” The content of the books is vitally important. When you read to your child, you are feeding her mind and heart with ideas about herself, ideas about others, and ideas about the world around her. And those ideas start shaping your child when she is very young, during the preschool years.
Inspirational children’s books
Picture books are often filled with captivating illustrations as well as meaningful stories for you and your child to enjoy. Share the best inspirational children’s books that you can find with your little ones. But how do you know which are the best ones—or even just the good ones—in the plethora of books? How do you determine which picture books are keepers and which ones don’t deserve your time? Let me give you five qualities to look for when evaluating a picture book. If a book meets these five criteria, you’ll know it’s a good one—maybe even a great one!
5 tips to finding a good book
Keep in mind that you will probably have to read the book over and over again for several years. With that in mind, you want to look for picture books with interesting stories so you won’t cringe every time she pulls that book off the shelf and brings it to you to read.
Look for a book that shares your family’s morals and values. Unfortunately, many children’s books have questionable values presented in them. If you come across a book like this be sure to follow up with a discussion on the topic.You’ll also want a book that is a joy to read, one that is well written and uses fun language or rhyme to keep both the reader and listener entertained.
Good picture books have the added benefit of entertaining readers through captivating illustrations. Even after a story has been read, you and your children can go back through the picture book and delight in the illustrations.
Finding a book with a positive message that you can apply to your child’s life is a bonus. Look for opportunities in your child’s everyday experiences to reinforce the positive messages you read in the book together.